Sickle Cell Disease and Bone Marrow Transplant in Uganda
In sub-Saharan Africa, sickle cell disease significantly increases mortality in children under five. For example, it is estimated that 20 000 kids in Uganda are born with sickle cell disease yearly. In addition, a category of genetic hemoglobin abnormalities known as sickle cell disease is characterized by a prevalence of aberrant sickle hemoglobin in erythrocytes. Sickle Cell Disease is a significant public health issue in Uganda, yet the government’s existing initiatives are insufficient to reduce the burden. In this article, you will read about Sickle Cell Disease in Uganda and the treatment of SCD using a Bone Marrow Transplant.
A program is carried out to educate about Sickle cell disease. The mission of the Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue Foundation is to educate communities about sickle cell disease and its socioeconomic repercussions. Announcements regarding the event are made to the community before the outreach. Information about sickle cell, including what it is, how it is caused, and ways that attendees can prevent it, is provided as part of the event. Also, sickle cell screening is offered to individuals to learn their genotypes.