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World Sickle Cell Day

In support of World Sickle Cell Day, the Sickle Cell Disease Coalition is raising awareness of SCD in Africa and the rest of the world in an effort to improve health outcomes for people with the disease from infancy to adulthood.

SCD continues to be a major global public health issue. It remains a major killer of infants and children in the developing world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and India, where an estimated 50–90 percent of infants born with SCD will die before their fifth birthday.

The SCDC PSA and the global library can be found by visiting http://www.scdcoalition.org/priorities/global.html.

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