On June 19th of each year, Gabon joins the rest of the world to celebrate the world Day of the fight against the drépanocytose.
This year, the event is placed under the topic:“Cure of the drépanocytose by the Clerc‘s Office of the stem cells and the gene therapy”.
It should be said that the fight against the drépanocytose figure, since 2009, among the priorities of the World Health Organization(WHO) for the Africa zone. It also occupies the fourth rank in the priorities as regards world public health after cancer, AIDS and paludism.
Still ignored in certain companies, the drépanocytose is a hereditary disease, which is characterized by the deterioration of of hemoglobin, the protein ensuring the transport of oxygen in blood.
The drépanocytose is not a contagious disease.However, it is particularly frequent among the populations of black race. In the specific case of Gabon, it is the hereditary disease most frequent. Statistically, Gabonese on four is carrying accused gene.
It should be noted that for this 12th edition of the world day of fight against the drépanocytose, a demonstration is planned this morning in Libreville, at the Arambo building, on Boulevard-Triomphal.