Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Receives $11.6 Million Grant for Follow–Up Services - Sickle Cell Anemia News

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) a $2.9 million annual grant for the next four years to establish a ...

Senator Abe promises Senate, Sickle Cell Anaemia group partnership - TheNewsGuru

The senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has promised to spearhead sickle cell awareness campaign and the group's collaboration with the Senate. Senator Abe who was speaking at a symposium to mark the ...

Ask Dr. Kevin: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease - Black Press USA

Ask Dr. Kevin is a new feature brought to you by Pfizer Rare Disease in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to increase understanding of sickle cell disease. Dr. Kevin is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Rare ...

NGO celebrates Sickle Cell Day - Citifmonline

Out of the number, 50 to 80 per cent die before attaining age five, a situation if not properly checked could deprive the nation of her future national assets. Mr Kofi Tenkorang, Chief Executive Officer of Africa Sickle Cell Watch, a Non-Governmental ...

Uganda: 42 Years With Sickle Cell Disease - AllAfrica.com

In 1988, when Betty Namirimu was in Primary Seven at St Joseph Primary School in Nabbingo, a teacher asked her to sweep the classroom. She refused and told the teacher she was unwell. Because of disobedience, the teacher spanked her. Namirimu cried ...

Sickle cell anaemia: a hidden disease in Nigeria - BBC News

Sickle cell disease is a genetic condition that affects how red blood cells develop. It is a disorder which can be passed from parents to children. People suffering from this disease are predominantly of African, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Eastern ...

ASH Announces Upcoming Sickle Cell Disease Guidelines - Rare Disease Report

June 19 is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, and to raise awareness, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) has announced the launching of an effort to develop clinical practice guidelines for management of the disease, among other new initiatives.