World Sickle Cell Day: investment in research, impact on the African economy.

On the occasion of World Sickle Cell Day on 19 June, it is worth remembering that this genetic disease remains a major concern in sub-Saharan Africa, with a prevalence of up to 40% in heterozygous forms and 2% in homozygous forms. What is the current state of research and treatment for this disease, and what is its economic impact in Africa?

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Blood donation in Africa: economic issues and cultural barriers

Blood transfusion is an essential part of today's therapeutic arsenal, whether in gynaecology, surgery, traumatology, or for the treatment of certain diseases such as sickle cell anaemia or Ebola haemorrhagic fever. Unfortunately, blood donation in Africa is still too often hampered by beliefs that limit its effectiveness.

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The Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi Foundation: a pillar of effort in the DRC

Initiated by the First Lady of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi Foundation is committed to the well-being of the Congolese people. It targets the most vulnerable in particular. It focuses on four main areas: education, health, the fight against gender-based violence and the empowerment of women. These areas of intervention promote the value and freedom of women, considered essential to progress and innovation. The foundation stresses the importance of hard work, ethics, patience and perseverance in its efforts to strengthen society.

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