Hepatitis C is a global health crisis and nowhere is the virus more entrenched than in Egypt: it’s estimated one out of ten Egyptians (nearly nine million people) have Hepatitis C. Born and raised in Kansas City, Hani El-Halawany grew saw how Hepatitis was devastating his extended network of family and friends in Egypt. Finding improved treatment was a key inspiration for his dream of becoming a physician and was a focus for his studies at Saba where he graduated in 2012. He has presented at both regional and national gastroenterology and hepatology conferences and has been awarded a three-year Gastroenterology Fellowship back in Kansas City.

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