Tororo District Leads In Sickle Cell Disease

Minister of State General duties, Ministry of Health, Sarah Opendi

TORORO: Tororo district has been cited as one of the districts with the highest number of people suffering from Sickle cell disease.

This is according to the report from the Ministry of Health after a research conducted throughout the country recently.

Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disease passed on from parents to children.

While addressing Christians at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tororo after Easter Sunday service, State Minister of Health General Duties, Sarah Achieng Opendi appealed to those intending to get married to go for testing.

The minister advised partners who test positive of sickle cell disease to terminate the relationship so as to prevent passing the disease to their children.

She noted that 75% of non communicable diseases that many people seek treatment for can be prevented.