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Prof. Nduggwa, Uganda’s Icon for Sickle Cell Treatment and Research Dies at 80 sickle cell disease 1 3

Nduggwa did one of the earliest studies to determine how widespread the trait of sickle cell is in Uganda and trained most of the paediatricians and haematology specialists working at the clinic now including the current head of the clinic Dr Philip Kasirye and Senior Pediatrician Deogratious Munube.
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Children with Sickle Cell Disease Increasingly Suffering a Stroke Ministry of Health 1

Dr. Deogratias Munube who has been working at the Mulago Sickle Cell Clinic for more than fifteen years, says currently about three in every ten children admitted daily in the Acute Care Unit have a stroke.
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Newborn Screening Program for Sickle Cell Launched in Lira Hospital sickle cell disease 5

CONSA will combine newborn screening and early intervention using the standard of care regimen that includes routine immunization, folic acid administration and anti-bacterial prophylaxis among others.
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Over 70% Using Herbal Medicine to Treat Sickle Cells sickle cell disease 2

Releasing results of the study started in March to establish the extent of herbal medicine use among patients seeking treatment at the sickle cell clinic of Mulago hospital, Dr Maria Asiimwe, a researcher at Makerere University School of Medicine says that most of the participants in the study said they started using herbs following television adverts promoting the herbs as more effective than conventional medicine.
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Sickle Cell Patients Cry Out as ‘Magic’ Drug Remains Scarce sickle cell disease 2 1

Hydroxyurea, a myelosuppressive agent, is the only effective drug proven to reduce the frequency of painful episodes and the need for blood transfusions, among persons living with sickle cell disease, a severe genetic blood disorder, which affects individuals who inherit genes that code for abnormal haemoglobin from both of their parents.
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Medics In Fort Portal Call for Establishment of Sickle Cell Clinic sickle cell disease 1

Medical workers at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital are demanding for the establishment of a sickle cell clinic to manage the disease especially among infants. The call follows records at the childrens ward which indicate that 40 percent of children under the age of five years who are admitted at the facility have sickle cell disease.
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Hundreds Participate in Kabaka's Run kabaka run 3 1

Proceeds from thevrun will go towards the fight against sickle cell disease in the country.
12:54
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Charles Kiyaga: Man Behind Early HIV Diagnosis in Children sickle cell disease 1 2

Forty-six-year-old Kiyaga has been hailed for his ground-breaking research that saw Uganda introduce Early Infant Diagnosis EID for children known to have been exposed to HIV.
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Health Ministry Partners With Buganda in Sickle Cell Fight buganda kingdom 1 4

Dr. Ben Kiwanuka Mukwaya, the Kingdoms health minister told URN that the partnership with health ministry was strategic to enhance the social-economic transformation agenda of Uganda and Buganda Kingdom.
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Pictorial: Kacie Imran Sickle Cell Fundraising Drive kacie imran buuza

Among the people who turned up for the fundraising included musicians Bebe Cool who gave Kacies parents Hakeem Buuza and Lynn Najjemba 300,000 Shillings, A Pass and the Managing Director Pearl FM Abdul Karim Kaliisa who donated 10,000 US dollars and others.
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Hundreds Turn Up For Sickle Cell Screening fundraising drive 1 5

Evelynn Mwesigwa, the Executive Director Sickle Cell Network in Uganda cited a need for Ugandans to screen early to know their status and to avoid having children with sickle cell anaemia.
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Parents Of Sickler Child Advise Ugandans on Screening sickle cell disease 1 2

The parents of a seven-year-old child with sickle cell anaemia have advised couples to do necessary tests before having children.
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Couples urged to screen for Sickle Cell before marriage sickle cell disease 4

The conference will bring together distinguished scientists, policy makers, researchers, advocacy groups, technology and pharmaceuticals companies among others
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Sickle Cell Patients In Luweero Hit Hard By Lack of Drugs sickle cell disease 1 2

As Uganda marked World Sickle Cell Day on Wednesday, more than 300 patients in Luweero and Nakasongola complained over lack of drugs and the high costs of carrying out confirmation tests for the disease. Information from Sickle Cell Association of Uganda and Ministry of Health indicates that at least 33,000 babies are born with Sickle Cell annually, of which 80% die before the age of 5.
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Parents Urged To Test For Sickle Cell Before Having Children sickle cell disease 3

20 percent of Ugandans an estimate of 6 million people have the sickle cell gene and are a risk of having a child with the disease.
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