Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is a public health priority and a neglected health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, which carries approximately 80% of the global disease burden. The disease takes a heavy toll on children: it is estimated that approximately 1000 children in Africa are born with sickle cell disease every day and more than half will die before they reach the age of five.


of children born with SCD won’t live past their 5th birthday.

14 million

Newborns globally will be affected by SCD between 2010 and 2050.