Mente y Cuerpo
Detección de células falciformes y la actividad de extensión, primero en Haití
- Domingo, 19 de junio 2011 13:21
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haití - "Investigación para el crecimiento saludable" es el lema de la celebración del Día Mundial de la Anemia de células falciformes Domingo, 19 de junio.
The day offers an opportunity for the Sickle Cell Association of Haiti (AAFH) to raise awareness to the Haitian public health problem," said President of the Haitian Medical Association (AMH) , Dr. Claude Suréna, in a press briefing Friday, June 17, at the local Medical Association Haitian Avenue Labor. He said that for the first time outreach to this pathology will be held in Haiti.
Conference, discussion, video projection associated with the disease, patient testimonials facing the disease will participate in this open day at the local AMH this sunday.
More than "60 000 sickle cell sc and ss are listed in Haiti. The prevalence for heterozygous have ranged between 7 and 28%, and ss 5 and 7% and 10%, "revealed a study by Dr. Jean Fleurival (president of the league anti-sickle cell created in 1989.
"Sickle cell anemia is one of the first genetic diseases in the world. She has a serious physical, psychological and social on patients and their families. In its homozygous form, it is one of the most deadly genetic diseases," said Dr Suréna, citing a text of the UN General Assembly.
Present at the 59th Congress of the AMH in April, Mya Ferdinand, founding member of the AAFH said to have decided now to make a personal commitment on the side of patients and physicians to carry the fight. Mya Ferdinand is affected by this disease because it has a niece who suffers from the hereditary blood disorder, which causes periodic attacks of pain and complications. "In every crisis, she screams in pain, she fainted. Our entire family suffers with her," she said.
This public health problem, according to Ferdinand Mya, draw the attention of all stakeholders.
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Fuente: Le Nouvelliste