The Association of liver Patients Care (ALPC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1997 in Dakhlya- Egypt with a dream of commitment to provide free medical services for those who can't afford treatment expenses and to raise the awareness of people on prevention of liver diseases by holding conferences , campaigns , seminars and public lectures . ALPC achieved more than what it dreamed of offering patients, visitors, doctors and contributors:
- Care for liver patients and their families tangibly and cooperatively.
- Free medications, examinations and assays liver patients according to their need.
- Raising awareness of the widespread liver diseases by symposia and lectures.
- The special and consulting doctors can send patients who need special help to the residence of the association.
- Specialized workshops for doctors to raise their efficiency.
What is more, the ALPC has organized and coordinated the national World Hepatitis Day (WHD) activities in Egypt in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 together with the Ministry of Health, The National Committee of Hepatitis Treatment and the media. In 2013 15 patients presented their personal stories. Each patient presentation lasted about 4 minutes, and was followed by a comment by an expert for two minutes. Patients and other members of the audience were then able to ask their questions and receive answers from the top hepatologists in Egypt in a 90 minute session. A visit to the Liver Research Institute in Dakhalia was also organized on World Hepatitis Day. Several TV channels covered the event. (Dream TV, O TV, Orbit TV, Mehwar TV, etc…)
Poverty and financial instability, as well as inadequate educational and healthcare resources, the renaissance of the Egyptian Liver Research Institute And Hospital " ELRIAH " has emerged to be number one in the Arabic Area. The hospital is located in Sherbin near Mansoura, 150 km northeast of Cairo in AlDakhalia governorate. ELRIAH is now open to offer leading edge multidisciplinary care including latest diagnostic and treatment therapies with access to clinical research trials for patients with liver diseases and is committed to the advancement of medical knowledge and our community's health.
The Association of liver Patients Care (ALPC) is a founding member of the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) with extensive experience and expertise in working with European patient and professionals'. ALPC is also a founding member of World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA).