Sickle Cell Anemia in Kenya
More than 14,000 children are born with sickle cell disease in Kenya. To control sickle cell disease, the Health Ministry of Kenya is pursuing health system reforms targeting infant screening in the early stage of sickle cell disease. This disease is common across Kenya and is subject to a high-cost burden on the country. But the savior of sickle cell anemia is a Bone marrow transplant. Bone marrow transplant has been introduced in Kenya to cure dangerous genetic diseases. Because bone marrow transplant is performed within the country by experts in Kenya, the treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia cost in Kenya is around $35000. The government has many initiatives to reduce the mortality rate due to sickle cell anemia. Collaborating with foreign countries for surgeon training and the latest technologies helped to provide Kenyan patients with the best sickle cell anemia treatment.