Homœopathic Links 2018; 31(02): 120-126
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1660439
Materia Medica and Cases
Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd.

Treating Sickle Cell Disease in Africa

Benta Achieng
1  Kenya
,
Elton Akpabio
2  Nigeria
,
Joseph Ndebo Balikwisha
3  Democratic Republic of Congo
,
Monica Atieno Omondi
1  Kenya
,
Yuanita Hongo
1  Kenya
,
Peter Chappell
4  United Kingdom
,
Harry van der Zee
5  The Netherlands
› Author Affiliations
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Publication History

Publication Date:
28 June 2018 (online)

Summary

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a condition causing lots of complications and suffering. In the past decades, treatment modalities have been developed that increase life expectancy and the quality of life of SCD patients. In Africa, these are not available, resulting in SCD patients to die young after many hospitalisations for serious and often painful crises. A new homeopathy-based remedy for SCD has been used with good results since 2013.