Sickle Cell Open Day

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Jun 19 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

June 19th has been designated as World Sickle Cell Day by the United Nations. In keeping with this the Sickle Cell Unit at The UWI will host an Open Day for the university community to provide information on the disease. The objectives of the declaration are:
* To recognize sickle cell disease as a major health issue in many countries such as Jamaica.
* Increase awareness of the world community with regards sickle cell disease.
* Eliminate stigma, harmful and wrong prejudices associated with sickle cell disease.
* Urge member countries where sickle cell disease is a public health problem to establish health programs at the national level and operate specialized centers for sickle cell disease and facilitate access to treatment.
* Promote satisfactory access to medical services to people affected with sickle cell disease.
* Providing technical support to all countries to prevent and manage sickle cell disease.
* Promote and help research to improve the lives of people affected with sickle cell disease.

Sickle Cell Unit, UWI, Mona
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