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Sicklers struggle to afford new pain relieving treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirteen year old Jeremy is the latest user of new pain relieving treatment for sickle cell disease that involves draining out most of his blood replacing it with healthy blood using a machine, a procedure known as red blood cell exchange apheresis. His mother …

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Mukono residents yearn for free sickle cell disease tests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The absence of free testing kits frustrated hundreds of people who turned up to test for sickle cell disease in Mukono as the world commemorated the World Sickle Cell Awareness on Friday. Many wanted to utilize a health camp organized in Nantabulirwa-Seeta by Sarafina …

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Over 70% using herbal medicine to treat sickle cells

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many people living with sickle cell disease are using herbal medicine and not opening up to health workers. Releasing results of the study started in March to establish the extent of herbal medicine use among patients seeking treatment at the sickle cell clinic of …

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Districts with highest sickle cell disease traits identified

Uganda’s Ministry of Health has embarked on a comprehensive program aimed at reducing the burden of the sickle cell disease in the country. While presenting a statement before parliament on the burden of the disease in the country, Minister Dr.Jane Ruth Aceng said the program will involve testing of new born …

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Tackling sickle cell disease

  Uganda gets technology, improved care to extend life for sufferers When Evelyn Mwesigwa, a social worker thought of settling down – marrying and having children, she considered a lot of things. Religion, love, respect and of course her partner’s HIV status. What never crossed her mind was a sickle …

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Time to focus on sickle cell tragedy in Uganda

With up to 15,000 babies dying annually due to sickle cells, Uganda gets a chance to highlight the struggle it faces by hosting the 6th International sickle cell conference scheduled next month. Uganda hosts the 6th International sickle cell conference scheduled on 25th to 27th May at Hotel Africana.  World olicy …

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