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World Sickle Cell Day, June 19th.

The World Health Organization (WHO)  through World Health Days draws attention to various medical conditions and other public health concerns. Examples of these include World Malaria, Breast Feeding, AIDS, Blood Donor and Toilet Day to mention a few. World Health Days and the global commemorations associated with them, draw attention to specific health needs and may Read more about World Sickle Cell Day, June 19th.[…]

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Folic Acid.

Sickle Cell Disease is characterised by a reduction in the lifespan of Red Blood Cells. These Red Blood Cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to various parts of the body. Normal Red Blood Cells have a lifespan of about 120 days. In patients with Sickle Cell Disease/Anaemia, this is reduced. The Red Blood Cells breakdown Read more about Folic Acid.[…]

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THE SICKLING TEST.

Narratives (after a sickling test): Health worker: Your sickling test is positive, which means you have Sickle Cell Disease. Patient: That explains why I am always ill. Health worker: Your sickling test is positive, which means you have Sickle Cell Disease. Patient: Are you sure, but I hardly fall sick. Health worker: Your sickling test is Read more about THE SICKLING TEST.[…]

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HAEMOGLOBIN VARIANT ESTIMATION.

Requests for haemoglobin variant estimation are common in health care delivery in Ghana. This investigation is generally referred to as Hb electrophoresis because of the method employed in testing. The principle of this test is based on separation of blood components based on the molecular mass (weight) of substances and their speed through a medium Read more about HAEMOGLOBIN VARIANT ESTIMATION.[…]