GLOBAL SICKLE CELL DISEASE NETWORK
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.
The GSCDN Secretariat is based at the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, with Dr. Isaac Odame, Section Head, Division of Haematology/Oncology as the Medical Director. Under the leadership of Dr. Odame, the network aims to provide a platform for engagement and dialogue between physicians, healthcare experts and organizations with an interest in advancing the care and research of SCD. The GSCDN also serves as a resource platform for SCD professionals with a strong focus on fostering solutions within LMICs affected by SCD.
SICKLE CELL DISEASE
Reducing the burden of sickle cell disease globally
To become a platform of resource for the education, clinical care, treatment and research of SCD in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), and facilitate engagement between partners and stakeholders of the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network (GSCDN)
Bring together leading sickle cell disease (SCD) researchers and clinicians from high, middle and low-income countries to form a network to bring about change that will positively impact children, communities and regions affected by SCD