SICKLE CELL AWARENESS

While conducting awareness about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in schools, students are taught what sickle cell disease is (which is; a genetic condition that affects the body’s red blood cells.), signs and symptoms, care and treatment and how it can be prevented. SCD occurs when a child receives two sickle cell genes; one from each parent. In someone living with this disease, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle”. We believe that, once awareness about SCD is created, ignorance about it can be minimized.

 

MSF Uganda Clinicday 09.10.2017
World Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2018
Ignorance about Sickle Cell Disease August 2020