June 19, marked the world awareness of sickle cell in the world. A disease which is battled by most Ghanaians especially in children. The President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo endorsed the provision hydroxyurea under National Health Insurance Scheme in the country.
As the whole world, including Ghana, marked Sickle Cell Awareness Day on 19th June, the Vice President was pleased to announce at a meeting he chaired on June 8, 2021, with stakeholders including Professor Ohene Frimpong, President of the Sickle Cell Foundation, the Minister of Health, the National Health Insurance Authority and Novartis, it was agreed that hydroxyurea, a modifying therapy for sickle cell will now be provided under the NHIS to improve the physical health of people living with it.
This is one of the core things on the President’s heart to do in the country. He promisd, and true to his word he has made it possible. That it has been fulfilled by H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.