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It is present on four continents: in sub-Saharan Africa and in the Maghrib, in Asia (Middle-East, Arabic peninsula, India), in the Americas, on the North (USA), centre (Guatemala, Caribbean islands), and on the South (Brazil,Surinam, Guiana), in Southern Europe (Southern Italy and Sicily, Greece, Turkey). It is estimated that 500.000 are born every year with this severe and invalidating condition and that 50% of them will die before the age of 5 years. Trans-continental, SCD is also trans-ethnic and affects black populations from African origin and Arabic, Indian and Caucasian populations from Southern #Europe.

Resolution 33 C/22 of the General Conference of the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization of 19 October 2005, and taking note of decision AU/Dec.81 (V) adopted by the Assembly of the African
Union at its fifth ordinary session, held in Sirte, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya on 5 July 2005.

Toward Change

Recognition of sickle-cell anaemia as a public health priority
Angola, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central
African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic
of the
Congo, Djibouti, France, Gabon, Ghana, Monaco, Senegal, Togo and
Zambia:
draft resolution

Recognition of sickle-cell anaemia as a public health problem

The General Assembly,

Recognizing the need to promote better physical and mental health,
bearing in
mind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights1 and other relevant
human rights
instruments,

Welcoming World Health Assembly resolution WHA59.20 of 27 May 2006 and
resolution 33 C/22 of the General Conference of the United Nations
Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization of 19 October 2005, and taking
note of decision AU/Dec.81 (V) adopted by the Assembly of the African
Union at its fifth ordinary
session, held in Sirte, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya on 5 July 2005,

Recognizing that sickle-cell anaemia is one of the world’s foremost
genetic
diseases…

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