Tag Archives: Sickle cell

Sickle Cell not death sentence nor ‘evil disease’ – Advocacy group 

Ghanaians have been asked not to see sickle cell disease as a “death sentence” or an “evil disease”, but rather a genetic blood disorder that could be prevented and managed. Mr. Kofi Tenkorang, Chief Executive Officer of African Sickle Cell Watch, a non-governmental organisation, also appealed to the public to assist in the fight against the stigmatization associated with the ...

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Obuasi residents enjoy free sickle cell screening 

The Information Services Department (ISD) in the Obuasi district in collaboration with Anglogold Ashanti has successfully organized a series of programmes to mark this year’s edition of World Sickle Cell Day in Obuasi. The programme which took place between Monday, 19th June and Friday, 23rd June, 2017 was under the theme: “Know your sickle cell status now” included a walk ...

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North Dayi MP to organise outreach on sickle cell

Ms Joycelyn Tetteh, Member of Parliament (MP) for North Dayi, is gearing up for an outreach programme to educate her constituents on the sickle cell disease. “Don’t marry just because you are in love, do all the necessary checks before you get married or commit yourself to have children,” the MP advised. She gave the assurance in an interview with ...

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Living with sickle cell; the untold story [Audio]

Imagine being in pain every day of your life. Your knees hurt, you feel sharp pains in your elbow and your entire body is in constant pain. To complicate your woes, you often have low energy because your red blood cells have broken down. Well, this is the everyday experience of people living with sickle cell. As the World celebrates ...

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NGO celebrates Sickle Cell Day

About 15,000 babies are born annually with sickle cell disease in the country. 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 Organisation (NGO) disclosed this at ...

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