Gamal Shiha

Mansoura University,

Prof Gamal Shiha is a Prof of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt and Founder, Egyptian Liver Research Institute and Hospital (ELRIAH). Since 2006, he has been a founding member of the National Committee for HCV Elimination in Egypt. Professor Shiha is also a founding member and currently serves on the Board of the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA), as well as being a member of the Board of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA)
He developed a comprehensive community-led outreach programme for prevention, testing, and treatment of HCV infection in Egypt with the goal to eliminate HCV infection from all adults and as a model for potential adoption in rural settings. This ambitious initiative was successfully implemented across 100 Egyptian villages, signifying a remarkable step towards eradicating HCV.

Prof. Shiha was a member of the executive committee of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (APASL) from 2006 to 2010 and served as the head of the Education and Scientific Research Committee in the Egyptian Parliament from 2016 to 2020, where he continued to shape healthcare policy and promote scientific inquiry.
Prof. Shiha received the prestigious “Great Mentor Award” from the APASL in 2019, a testament to his role as a guiding light for future generations of medical professionals. His was honored with the State Appreciation Award for Medical Sciences in 2021, a testament to his contributions to the medical field. In 2021, Prof. Shiha was also celebrated as the “Hepatitis Elimination Champion” by the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination, underscoring his relentless pursuit of a world free from the burden of hepatitis