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Stop stigmatizing sickle cell patients- SCAG urges Ghanaians
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Stop stigmatizing sickle cell patients- SCAG urges Ghanaians

The Sickle Cell Association of Ghana (SCAG) has appealed to Ghanaians to treat sickle cell patients with love and compassion and desist from stigmatizing them. Ghanaians should also work towards encouraging people, especially the youth, to test and know their status so that people could make informed choices when it comes to choosing lifelong partners. A statement signed by Dr. Joseph Sarfo Antwi, Secretary, and issued in Kumasi to mark this year’s World Sickle Cell Day, which falls on June 19, SCAG pointed out that, the disease was not a curse, neither was it the fault of patients. It said the disease if managed well, patients could live long and fulfill their lives. The Association bemoaned the myth and superstition associated with the disease, which had heightened stigmatiz...