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Today is #WorldSickleCellDay & we want you to know more about #SickleCellDisease.

It is an inherited blood disease, that causes the red blood cells to have sickle shape thereby, disrupting the free flow of blood & oxygen in the body. #KnowYourGenotype
People living with #SickleCellDisease, may often experience serious pains, weakness of the body, delayed growth & development.

They may also look pale due to shortage of blood
as a result of the sudden breakdown of red blood cells in the body .
#SickleCellWarriors
Factors such as cold weather, too much exercise, tobacco smoke, lack of fluid, plane flights & high altitudes can contribute to the painful attacks (crisis), experienced by those living with #sicklecelldisease.
#SickNotWeak
#SickleCellAwareness
#SickleCellWarriors
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You have heard people with sickle cell anemia talk about having "crisis".

Do you understand what "crisis" mean?

#SickleCellAwareness
Let's take it back a bit. #SickleCell isn't an attack from your village people. The sequence of event that leads to this condition occurs on a molecular level. Far too tiny to see with your eye but let me explain

#SickleCellAwareness
When you go to the lab to check your genotype, what they look for is a specific set of "proteins" that determine the genotype. This protein is called hemoglobin. Various ingredients combine to form this hemoglobin and they follow a specific sequence

#SickleCellAwareness
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Today, 19th June is World Sickle Cell Day – a day of raising awareness!

#WorldSickleCellDay is the @UN's recognised day to raise awareness of sickle cell at a national and international level. On 22nd December 2008, the United Nations General Assembly...

#WRNHealth
...adopted a resolution that recognises sickle cell disease as a public health problem and “one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases.” The international awareness day is observed annually with the goal to increase public knowledge and an understanding of..
#SickleCellDisease
and the challenges experienced by patients and their families and caregivers.

#SickleCellDisease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a person's parents. The most common type is known as Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA). It results in...

#WorldSickleCellDay
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Why does the Pain Management Best Practices report matter? #1: It emphasizes that #pain is an enormous public health problem with profound individual & societal consequences. #aplanforpain (1/7 - continued)
#2: it points out that successful management of pain requires individualization of care. There is no one-size-fits-all. (2/7) #aplanforpain
#3 it confirms that best practice in pain management is multimodal, multidisciplinary, integrated... and calls out the lack of affordability of many nonpharmacological treatments. (3/7) #aplanforpain
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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