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Experts advise sickle cell testing before marriage

Experts advise sickle cell testing before marriage

Ugandans have been advised to go for Sickle cell screening before marriage to avoid the genetic condition of sickle cell. The Researcher attached to Uganda Infectious Disease Institute Andreas Kuznik spoke during the 6th international Symposium sickle cell disease in Africa held at Hotel Africana. Kuznik says it’s very useful for people to know their status to avoid having children […]

Sickle cell disease rate increasing in country – Experts

Sickle cell disease rate increasing in country – Experts

Health experts and educationists in Uganda have raised serious concerns over the faster rate at which sickle cell disease is growing in the country but with great fear that little has been done by the ministry to have a lasting solution to the burden leaving 80% of the newborns dying before they make their fifth […]

Health officials concerned about sickle cell rise in Uganda

Health officials concerned about sickle cell rise in Uganda

Health officials are worried that the sickle cell burden in Uganda is growing higher each day which is likely to affect the future generation. They say that every year over 20,000-25000 babies are born with sickle cell which is not compared to any other disease. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease from one’s parents especially […]

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