ASAED - Association Senegalaise dAssistance aux Enfants Drep

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ASAED - Association Senegalaise dAssistance aux Enfants Drep

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$1,000 - $10,000
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Over the past 30 years, Abdoulaye Diaw has built a critical bridge between individuals affected by sickle cell anemia and medical specialists, researchers, and state health authorities in order to mitigate the effects of this incurable disease in Senegal and West Africa.

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A pioneer on the issue of sickle cell anemia, Abdoulaye has succeeded in making the illness and its social effects a matter of public health. He has developed a strategy that addresses both the physical and social well-being of those affected. Abdoulaye assists children and their families with free medication and education on preventative measures aimed at lowering hospital costs. Additional medical assistance and follow-up treatment are also provided-services which are often otherwise inaccessible. Abdoulaye has also devoted significant effort to encouraging scientific research on treatment and building awareness about the disease in schools and among the general public. His vision and action have inspired various policies, as well as the creation of several local organizations promoting the fight against sickle cell anemia and its consequences.