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Cuba in the race for coronavirus vaccines

Professor Beatriz Marcheco-Teruel, Vice President of CAREST, reports on Cuba’s progress in the development of vaccines against Covid-19. Cuba has developed four vaccine candidates for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection, which are in the clinical trial phase in humans. The Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV), in collaboration with the Molecular Immunology Center and the Faculty of […]

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REDAC’s international symposium

REDAC, network dedicated to the fight against sickle cell disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, is organising a virtual and face-to-face conference on sickle cell disease from 11 to 13 February 2021: “Sickle cell disease in Africa at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic” To find out more, see the programme below and visit the REDAC website […]

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Covid-19 in the Caribbean

Situation update, as of 25th January 2021: A resurgence of Covid-19 contaminations has been observed in Barbados and Cuba where clusters of cases have been identified in recent days.  In Cuba, new restrictions have been decided, especially in the capital Havana, which has closed its schools, as well as bars and restaurants. Cuba is also […]

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General Assembly 2020 – President’s report

Dear members, colleagues and friends It is a real pleasure to welcome you to this General Meeting at the end of this very special year, marked by this pandemic that has shaken our professional, associative and even family life. My thoughts are with those of you who have been severely affected by this coronavirus, either […]

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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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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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