Lowered cost of drugs could save Sicklers

The burden of sickle cell disease in Uganda is still high. Numbers from a study carried out by the Uganda sickle cell surveillance in 2016, show that between 17,000 to 20,000 babies born every year have sickle cell disease. Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says there are partnerships and increased efforts to push companies that manufacture a drug that improves the red blood cells to reduce the cost.


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