In the wake of Covid-19, people with Sickle cell disease (SCD) are facing serious challenges.
SCD is an inherited condition affecting the blood and various organs in the body. It causes episodes of sickling, which produce episodes of pain and other symptoms such as lung infection. The disease is an underlying medical condition that may increase risk for Covid-19 infection.
SCD is the most common genetic disorder in the world. More than 300,000 people are born with the disease each year and most cases are found in Sub Saharan Africa where 50 to 75% of babies are born with the disorder. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the third most affected region.
Based in Kinshasa, DRC’s capital city, Bomoko United for Congo has been proactive in the fight against SCD through its initiative, CEFA-Monkole. CEFA works to catalyze the transmission of knowledge and promote development initiatives in the medical field through the convening of scientific exchanges between professors, specialists and practitioners from different public and private hospital institutions, both national and foreign.
In addition to our scientific approach, we strive to improve the socio-sanitary care of SCD patients because of health and societal stigmatization linked with the disease. With the rise of Covid-19 cases, it is important for us to protect the lives of those who represent a significant number yet remain forgotten.
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By joining us in this effort, not only are you helping in the fight against sickle cell disease but you are also fighting Covid-19. Please help us make a difference and stand united with Bomoko to unlock a better and brighter future.
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