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In an effort to adequately provide for persons living with thedisease the Antigua and Barbuda Sickle Cell Association will be exploringways in which it can enhance its fundraising activities According to President of the Association Nurse Bernice Piggott a lotmore needs to be done to provide care and treatment for persons living withsickle cell on the island She said currently 10 percent of the Antiguan and Barbudan populationare carrying the sickle cell trait while another 3 of the is living withthe disease We need to do our best to help these persons through theassociation we want to grow as an association and we cannot afford toleave persons living with the disease behind One of the main agenda for the association was the mandatory testingof newborns for the disease to become a reality This is high on the agendafor the organization which was revitalized last year and which had pushedthe initiative about 10 years ago Nurse Piggott acknowledge that it would be an expensive undertakingbut quickly added that early diagnosis at birth is necessary so per-emptivemeasures can be taken to reduce opportunistic illnesses that affectsicklers We figure by the time the child is one and two it is a little bit lateto find out if the child has sickle cell she said While if you find outfrom birth you can start observing that child and there is a new vaccinethats just come on stream that they can have at birth It would be forillnesses such as meningitis which affects many sicklers Nurse Piggott also added that the association will be conducting afundraising breakfast this Saturday at the Central Marketing Corporation tooffset expenses for a Regional Conference to be held in Guadeloupe laterthis month This is
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