NCDS 365 DAY 259- 264 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF SICKLE CELL

Day 259 of 365 How to support care givers Being a family caregiver is a challenging role and likely one that no one has training for. Many family members never anticipated for it hence the need to receive the right support and help in the journey including; 1. Adequate education and training – access to…

NCDS 365 DAY 252-DAY 258 UNDERSTANDING SICKLE CELL

Day 252 of 365 Sickle Cell myths and Facts Myth: People with the Sickle Cell Disease are immune to malaria.While scientists believe that Sickle Cell Disease is an evolutionary response to malaria, people with Sickle Cell Disease do not have the benefit of this evolutionary mutation. Many doctors have been known to tell patients with…

NCDS 365 DAY 245 – DAY 251 INTRODUCTION TO SICKLE CELL

Day 245 of 365: What is Sickle Cell Disease? A genetically inherited condition that causes the change in shape of the red blood cells to sickle shape which therefore leads to diseases such as sickle cell anaemia. Under Normal circumstances the red blood cell is biconcave in structure which gives it a large surface area…

NCDS 365 DAY 242- DAY 244 SUMARY OF JULY

Day 242 of 365: Chronic kidney disease summary Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time. Heart disease is the major cause of death for all people with CKD. High risk groups include those with diabetes, hypertension and family history of kidney failure. The two main…

NCDS 365 JULY REPORT

The NCDs 365 continues to create impact and transform lives and ere is a brief report of the progress we ad in the month of July across our partners: STOWELINK IMPACT PARTNERS IMPACT Lets change lives Let’s save lives #stowelink REMEMBER-if you want to support Stowelink Inc and our various projects, if you want collaborations with…

NCDS 365 MID YEAR REPORT

NCDS 365 is a multinational project that has recognized the urgent and pressing need to address non-communicable diseases by sharing daily messages in a bid to create awareness while dispelling myths and misconception around the NCDs. The project leverages social media and the huge mobile penetration to share these messages. These messages, sourced from reputable…

NCDS 365 DAY 221-227 KIDNEYS AND INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPLANTS

Day 221 of 365 People at high risk of CKD Anyone can get chronic kidney disease at any age. However, some people are more likely than others to develop kidney disease. You may have an increased risk for kidney disease if you: -have diabetes -have high blood pressure -have a family history of kidney failure…