Buzz

‘Coming Back Where It All Started! Cairo Is Amazing!’: Ronaldinho

‘Coming Back Where It All Started! Cairo Is Amazing!’: Ronaldinho

Football star Ronaldinho visits Cairo pyramids on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Ronaldinho’s official Facebook page

Prominent football star Ronaldinho arrived in Egypt early on Monday to promote Tour n’ Cure medical tourism campaign.

This is Ronaldinho’s third visit to Egypt. The previous one was in 2007 when he came with his club Barcelona to participate in a friendly game against Egypt’s prominent sporting club Al-Ahly. He previously visited in 1997.

Ronaldinho visited the pyramids and expressed his admiration of the Egyptian history. He further added that he will call on the entire world to visit Egypt to enjoy its tourist attractions that are not present elsewhere.

The football star headed to Egypt’s North Coast where there will be a massive celebration of the collaboration of his charitable organization “Ronaldinho Foundation” and Prime Pharma, the Egyptian firm producing medication for hepatitis C.

“1997 for the selection, 2007 with the FC Barcelona and now 2017 with my brother and friends!!” Ronaldinho wrote on his Facebook page.

In another post, he added, “Coming back where it all started! Cairo is amazing!”.

Tour n’ Cure is a campaign organized by the Egyptian government in order to increase the influx of tourists who are patients of Hepatitis C to receive effective treatment packages with reasonable prices.

The treatment package, Tour n’ Cure, includes the opportunity to visit Egypt’s historical landmarks. It also offers treatment for eczema and rheumatism. The initiative is expected to attract millions of tourists, said government officials.

In February, Argentinian football player Lionel Messi also visited Egypt to promote the campaign.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), about 700,000 people die each year due to Hepatitis C-related liver diseases. With about 96 percent recovery rate from Hepatitis C, Egypt leads the world in the global cure rate.

North Sinai Attack: 26 Soldiers Killed or Wounded, 40 Terrorists Killed
Egypt’s Prosecutor Opens Investigation in the Murder of Egyptian-American Nabra Hassanen

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

Famous Al-Alamein Hotel Reopens After EGP 1.5 Billion Renovation

Mohamed MohsenJuly 19, 2018

Encounter of Two Worlds: Celebrating Colombia in Cairo

Sara AhmedJuly 18, 2018

Egyptian Military Officers May Receive Immunity Over 2013 Muslim Brotherhood Crackdown

Sabah KhodirJuly 17, 2018

Saudi Women Pilots to Receive Their First Training by Flight School

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 17, 2018

Saudi Woman Climbs All Seven Summits Of The World

Mohamed MohsenJuly 17, 2018

Egyptian Team Breaks Records Again at the Silverstone Racing Circuit

Sabah KhodirJuly 16, 2018

Foreign Residents To Be Granted Egyptian Nationality For a Deposit of 7 Million LE

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 16, 2018

New Administrative Capital Will be Egypt’s First Smart City

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 15, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.