LOCATION

CONGO – BRAZZAVILLE
Pointe-Noire

LOCAL PARTNERS

CECFOR

PROJECT LAUNCH

2015

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE – Improvement of care for people suffering from sickle cell disease

Sickle-cell disease neonatal screening activities started in 2016 in three partner healthcare structures in Pointe-Noire. A laboratory was equipped and put into operation for analyzing samples. About 100 staff members from maternity units were trained in sickle-cell disease, as well as in sampling and patient information techniques During prenatal consultations, about 2,000 pregnant women were told about the need to screen their child at birth and were informed that this screening was free.

2017 results:

  • 2,000 children screened.
  • 45 people treated.
  • 3,000 people informed.
  • 10 healthcare professionals trained.