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Bahrain in move to upgrade sickle cell treatment

A leading US hospital is to help Bahrain’s Health Ministry upgrade treatment of sickle cell anaemia patients, a report said. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) collaborates with affili

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Sickle cell toll mounts to 36 in Bahrain

Bahrain early yesterday (September 12) morning recorded its 36th sickle cell death after a 16-year-old boy died from complications at a major public hospital. Mohammed Khalifa Ismail died at 4.15am after a sharp drop in blood circ

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Bahrain plans sickle cell database

Sickle cell campaigners in Bahrain are planning to set up a national database that will include details of every person suffering from the disease in the kingdom. The Bahrain Sickle Cell Anaemia Patient Care Society (BSCAPCS) told

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Bahrain opens sickle cell hospital

Bahrain has opened a dedicated medical centre for sickle cell patients, marking a milestone in healthcare for thousands suffering from the hereditary blood disease in the kingdom. The BD4.7 million ($12.4 million) facility - the f

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Bahrain detainee dies after illness

A 23-year-old Bahraini man who was detained in December and accused of smuggling weapons died from an illness in custody on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said. Jaffar Mohammed Jaffar was arrested in a raid that the government s

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Sickle cell claims 13th victim in Bahrain

A Bahraini yesterday (June 15) became the 13th sickle cell patient to die since the start of this year, a report said. The Gulf Daily News earlier reported authorities were restricting access to prescription painkillers to combat

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Bahrain plans region’s first sickle cell clinic

A first of its kind clinic to treat sickle cell patients will open later this month at Bahrain's main hospital, a report said. The pilot facility, which is the only multi-disciplinary clinic in the region, will operate at Salm

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Sickle cell deaths in Bahrain reach 12 this year

A 30-year-old Bahraini yesterday became the 12th sickle cell patient to die since the start of this year, a report said. Campaigners claimed it was because of a new Health Ministry rule for doctors to wait a minimum of eight hours

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Bahrain summit focus on fighting sickle cell

Bahrain will host a major conference on sickle cell anaemia today, where more than 30 experts will discuss the management and prevention of the disease, a report said. The three-day event, International Conference on Sickle Cell D

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Sickle cell focus for Bahrain summit

Preventing and managing sickle cell anaemia will be discussed during a major international conference in Bahrain next month, a report said. Thirty-six experts, of which 19 are from Bahrain, will speak at the conference, which will

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