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Research needed to treat sickle cell disease in Africa

Learn MoreNIH is funding a number of efforts to develop low-cost methods to diagnose sickle cell disease, and to investigate affordable treatments to help reduce the suffering it causes. Results of this research are critical in sub-Saharan Africa, where treatments are not widely available.

Global Health Research Topics

Fogarty and its NIH partners invest in a variety of research topics vital to global health.