TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE
SICKLE CELL DISEASE
Sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited disorder of hemoglobin, is one of the most common genetic diseases worldwide. As a result of selection pressure from malaria infection, the disease occurs widely in sub-Saharan Africa, parts of Middle East and some areas of the Indian subcontinent.
WHO WE ARE
The Global Sickle Cell Disease Network (GSCDN), is a community of sickle cell disease (SCD) clinicians and scientists committed to clinical care for, and study of, people with SCD globally. Realizing the gap in clinical care, research and education about SCD in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), GSCDN engages SCD experts around the world through a network that supports growth in these areas, particularly in LMICs that shoulder the heaviest burden of SCD.