Reduce the mortality rate of people living with sickle cell anaemia
The project, carried out by Fundació Montblanc in collaboration with the Congolese NGO CECFOR, aims to reduce the mortality rate of people living with sickle cell anaemia (drepanocitosis) in Haut-Katanga (Democratic Republic of the Congo) thanks to improving the quality of diagnosis and access to health care providers, preventing their social stigmatization.
There are also adult patients living with the disease and its secondary effects such as heart disease, necrosis of the hip or leg ulcers, among other things.
The project's main aim is to improve the state of health of the population of Haut-Katanga and reduced the mortality rate of people living with SS anaemia in this region through improving diagnosis and allowing them to access quality health care providers, thus preventing social stigma.
To achieve these outcomes, a set of activities is proposed:
- Diagnosis and follow-up of children under five years of age, pregnant women and adults in associated centres.
- Obtaining medicines, mosquito nets and blood transfusions if the patients require it.
- Broadcasting campaign about the disease: Preparation and distribution of leaflets and radio and TV programs aimed at the general population.
- Raising awareness among mothers attending prenatal and preschool consultations.