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Ghana Launches Partnership With Novartis to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of People With Sickle Cell Disease
The Government of Ghana announced a new public-private partnership to improve the diagnosis and accelerate treatment for people with sickle cell disease (SCD), making Ghana the first African country to commit to offering the global standard of care for their people with SCD.
The Ministry of Health of Ghana, Ghana Health Service, the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana and global medicines company Novartis have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a holistic approach to help tackle the disease. The partnership aims to improve and extend the lives of people with SCD through a comprehensive approach to screening and diagnosis; treatment and disease management; training and education; and elevating basic and clinical research capabilities.
Specifically, the partners aim to collaborate on field testing and implementation of SCD treatment guidelines, the establishment of centers of excellence across regions and the implementation of newborn screening at these centers.
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