Apathy of gov’t, a reason for high record of disease

The absence of funding and commitment on the part of government have been cited as one of the contributory factors to the increasing cases of sickle cell disease in Ghana.

It is estimated that about a quarter of Ghanaians live with the condition unknowingly.

According to the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana, government has shown no efforts in helping to manage the condition, especially amongst children.

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