The West African Country of Ghana, where roughly 15000 babies are born with sickle cell disorder every year has entered into a partnership with the pharmaceutical giant, Novartis, to provide free hydroxyurea treatment for citizens with the inherited blood disease. READ MORE ‘We recommend hydroxyurea to every child and adult with SCD, irrespective of degree …

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Lately, André Marcel Harris, 30 has been participating in Town Hall meetings for men folk with SCD. ‘It has been refreshing to note that people are genuinely interested in the unique challenges that impact men with SCD,’ comments Andre. André was found with sickle cell anaemia in utero, a diagnosis which prompted his parents to …

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A Sickle Cell Patient, Miss Onyinye Ezemaduka, has died while being detained at a hospital in Southeast Nigeria for her inability to pay her medical bills. The sad incident occurred at St Charles Borromeo Hospital Onitsha, Enugu State, where Ezemaduka was prevented from going home unless she fully paid for debts incurred when she was …

Tragedy Of A Poorly-Managed Healthcare System: SCD Patient Detained In Hospital For Inability To Pay DiesRead More »