#National News

Gambia to observe World Sickle Cell day

Jun 18, 2021, 1:15 PM | Article By: Pa Modou Cham

The Gambia Sickle Cell Association will on Saturday join the rest of the world to celebrate World Sickle Cell day.

The day’s commemoration seeks to raise awareness about sickle cell, which affects red blood cells.

Sickle cell disorders are group of illnesses and are a genetic condition, which is passed on from parents and can’t be transmitted from other people.

In August 2007, two friends at the University of The Gambia recognised the need for sickle cell awareness within Gambian communities. Thus, they joined forces to create the Sickle Cell Association Banjul Chapter, which aims to build awareness within the communities and to impact positively on the lives of individuals and families affected by sickle cell disease.

The strategic objective of the organisation is to disseminate information and educate communities on sickle cell anemia; provide care and support for the chronically ill, the poor and less privileged in society; collaborate and establish links with organisations and agencies involved in the fight against sickle cell; and to promote education and self-reliance of young people.

Read Other Articles In National News
MRCG
MRCG holds open day on ETVAX Study on Diarrhoea on children
Feb 5, 2021, 11:13 AM

MRC-The Gambia London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the government of The Gambia on Wednesday organized an open day forum on ETVAX study project dubbed ‘a vaccine trial study focus on diarrhoea diseases to see the safety and efficacy of the ETEC vaccine.’

CSO v3
CSO Gender Platform sensitise Bakoteh market women on Beijing +25 Review Process
Dec 14, 2020, 1:08 PM

CSO Gender Platform, a civil society advocate group for women’s rights, organisations and individuals last Thursday commemorated the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in solidarity with Bakoteh market women to create awareness of Beijing +25 Review Process - accelerating progress for gender equality by 2030.

Tabital Pulaagu
Tabital Pulaagu calls for unity
Feb 17, 2021, 1:11 PM

Mamadou Kandeh, president of ‘Tabital Pulaagu’, a breakaway faction of The Gambia chapter of Tabital Pulaagu, an international pro-Fulani organization has called on members of the association to always embrace unity.

CCA
CCA Community Consultation: Lack of storage, cooling facilities among major threats to agric production in NBR
Oct 7, 2020, 12:16 PM

A day community consultation on the United Nations Common Country Analysis [CCA] in the North Bank Region has revealed that one of the most threatening factors of agricultural production in the region is the lack of storage and cooling facilities.