Sickle Cell Awareness Project
Empowerment Through Health Education
Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disease that can result in multi-organ damage, severe pain, increased risk of infection, and even death if not managed appropriately. The Tharu people; a marginalized group in Nepali society, are predicted to have a higher prevalence of Sickle Cell Disease than the rest of the Nepali population.
Future teams will continue to collaborate with Nepali professionals to improve the quality of life of people living with SCD, as well as screening and diagnostic practices throughout the country.