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COVID-19 and sickle cell disease

What is COVID-19 COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus of the coronavirus family called SARS-CoV-2.  Symptoms of the virus The main symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough. Other symptoms are possible: muscle pain, sore throat, decreased sense of smell and taste, […]

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Covid-19 in the Caribbean

Situation update, as of 26th October 2020: In the past month, the second wave of COVID 19 has more seriously hit Jamaica and Guadeloupe which show a dramatic spike in cases and deaths. Martinique is resisting well and there are still few deaths due to the COVID 10 outbreak in the English-speaking OECS countries. In […]

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Cooperation and Solidarity

The members of the CAREST network, engaged in the fight against sickle cell disease are also involved in several solidarity actions. It is the case of Emmeline Lerebours, a member of CAREST board of directors. She is also involved in Haiti to take care of children in collaboration with “Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque”.

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World Sickle Cell Day, June 19th, 2020

Voices coming together to raise awareness The GASCDO’s  Sickle Cell In My Language poster features what ‘sickle cell disease’ (SCD) is  called in some of the languages of the world.It is interesting to note that the translation of SCD in most languages may not truly reflect the true meaning of SCD. While some translations are symptomatic, others […]

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Sickle Cell Lung Disease in the COVID-19 Era: A Webinar

Thursday May 7th  2020 at 6pm EDT  : Save the date Invitation to the AmericanThoracic Society-sponsored webinar, “Sickle Cell Lung Disease in the COVID-19 Era”, with speaker Dr. Elizabeth Klings, next Thursday, May 7th at 6pm EDT (see attached flyer). There is a moderated Q&A session after the lecture which includes questions from many folks in the […]

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Bereaved CAREST association

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Dr Waveney Charles on April 6th, 2020. Dr. Charles, a pioneer haematologist in Trinidad & Tobago, played an important role in the emergence of our Caribbean network. Her active participation alongside her faithful collaborator, Dr Altheia Jones-Lecointe (Department of Paraclinical Sciences, UWI) on the steering […]

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General Assembly – Moral report from the Board Chair

Dear members, friends I thank you all for your presence at this General Meeting which brings us together once again with a major objective, that of renewing our Board of Directors. There is no doubt that the applicants for this Board are committed to carrying out CAREST’s missions by continuing and amplifying the work well […]

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CAREST network administration

CAREST is directed by a board of directors composed of 7 to 13 members elected during a General Assembly. A new board of directors was made up for 3 years during the constituting General Assembly held in november 15, 2019 at Gosier (Guadeloupe). An executive of 7 members has been designated by this new board […]

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Creation of a healthcare collaboration network for sickle cell disease in the Guiana Shield

The symposium on cross-border cooperation for sickle cell disease management lasted 3 days. The French Guiana Territorial Collectivity welcomed five delegations from the Guiana shield. An agreement has been signed and cooperation is now expected. It should promote research development It is only a draft framework agreement at the moment, but the healthcare players are […]

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