World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Today is International Sickle Cell Day 

Get To Know More about sickle cells
Sick cell syndrome or cell sickness syndrome is a medical condition characterised by reduced functioning of the cellular Na+/K+ pump,[1] which is responsible for maintaining the internal ion homeostasis. The clinical result is a rise in blood K+ level and drop of blood Na+ levels
According to world Health Organization this type of haemoglobin disorders claims 350,000 lives a year


In Tanzania Alone it follows through right after malaria in number of people it claims lives to yearly. Tanzania has one of the highest incidences of sickle cell disease in the world,

But is Sickle Cell Anaemia A Neglected Tropical Disease?
Governments and philanthropic organizations collectively pour hundreds of millions of dollars annually into the prevention and treatment of a select group of life-threatening infectious diseases that includes malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. The merits of these high-profile programs are indisputable, yet emerging interest in traditionally neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) suggests that the lights of global awareness and medical treatment are now shining more brightly on lesser-known infections, which remain scourges for more than a billion persons worldwide . More recently, noncommunicable diseases also have garnered attention and funding as causes of serious morbidity and mortality, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer . Standing awkwardly alone between these traditionally communicable and noncommunicable diseases, however, is sickle cell anemia (SCA). As a congenital but noninfectious disease with high childhood mortality, SCA is a serious health condition that represents a silent killer of children with enormous global burden. Only with improved recognition and a concerted worldwide effort can we begin to address this disparity and offer life-saving interventions to millions of affected children.
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