PRESS RELEASE: New AfHF Sponsor for 2019

AfHF MEDIA RELEASE // April 2019

30 April 2019

Cairo, Egypt: The AfHF has concluded its 1st sponsorship agreement for 2019 with one of the leading major pharmaceutical companies in Egypt, Middle East & Africa area: PHARCO Pharmaceuticals ( The contract is for one year (2019) with a gentlemen agreement to renew it annually to cover a period of 4 years 2019-2022.


 PHARCO Pharmaceuticals is the mother company of Pharco group, founded by Dr. Hassan Abbas Helmy in 1983. Eight (8) health care companies are operating in the pharmaceutical field for development, manufacturing, marketing, distributing and exporting of a comprehensive array of generics and branded generic drugs under the name of Pharco, along with a rising number of licensed pharmaceutical products. Pharco is the largest manufacturer of pharmaceuticals in the MENA region, focused on research, formulation, manufacturing and commercialization of pharmaceutical products. Today Pharco employs over 8,000 employees, and has over 650 Million packs produced in 2017 — ranking as the leader in the Egyptian pharmaceutical market. Pharco also exports to 50+ countries around the world. Pharco works towards one goal which is to provide highly effective and safe pharmaceutical products to patients at an affordable price. Currently Dr. Sherine Hassan Abbas Helmy (Vice President of Pharco Corporation) is leading the organization after spending 30+ years, gaining massive experience from his father, the founder of Pharco, Dr. Hassan Abbas Helmy.

 PHARCO has always been actively involved in Social Responsibility projects and sports related development programs. (

PHARCO’s MISSION is to provide safe, effective pharmaceutical products that are affordable and available for every patient all over the globe.

PHARCO aims to eradicate Hepatitis C World Wide.

By 2020: Egypt free of Hepatitis C 

By 2025: Africa free of Hepatitis C

By 2030: A World free of Hepatitis C

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