Ministry of Health Launches Sickle Cell Project

In order to address the serious problem of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Kenya, the Ministry of Health inaugurated the Sickle Cell Project today.

SCD is a serious health issue that affects thousands of Kenyan youngsters each year. In Sub-Saharan Africa, a considerable portion of these children do not survive past the age of five due to a lack of normal neonatal screening and appropriate care.

18 counties in Kenya are impacted by SCD, and the prevalence of the disease is rising in other parts of the nation as a result of migration and intermarriage.

The physiological repercussions of SCD, which include organ damage, recurrent pain, and an elevated risk of infections, have a significant impact on patients’ growth, psychological development, education, and employment.

“Sickle Cell Disease is a silent battle for many Kenyans. Did you know that regular blood transfusions can significantly improve the quality of life for Sickle Cell patients? However, there’s often a shortage of blood. Your donation can help bridge this gap and bring hope to those in need. Let’s join hands to create a healthier future for all,” said MOH.

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