Effective Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

For seven years the Sanofi Espoir Foundation has partnered the LCDMF in its fight against sickle cell anemia in Madagascar, through a program of prevention, information, and education concerning the daily care of sickle cell disease in Madagascar.

Fighting Sickle Cell Anemia in Madagascar

Sickle cell anemia affects nearly 120 million people worldwide. Yet few of them are aware of its existence or even know they have it. This genetic blood disease is widespread on the African continent and also in Madagascar where one out of every ten people is affected, and nearly one out of five in the South East and East of the island.

The project carried out by the LCDM association in partnership with the Sanofi Espoir Foundation is primarily focused on outreach in towns and villages in ten regions covered by the national program against sickle cell disease.

A number of actions are being implemented:

    • Education and awareness about the prevention of risk factors of vaso-occlusive crises (VOC) in sickle cell disease, especially among children under five.
    • Educating people about simple hygiene, nutrition and care actions to help treat sickle cell disease.
    • Training healthcare professionals and paramedics to treat sickle cell disease more effectively from an early age at the onset of first sickle cell crises.
    • Raising the awareness of partners and local NGOs about access to water, and front line therapy for the treatment of sickle cell disease.


  • Sanofi Espoir Foundation

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation was created in October 2010 by Sanofi to leverage more than 15 years of commitment to international solidarity.

    It is dedicated to...

  • RAFT

    Service Providers
    Serbia | Staff size: Unknown

    Continuing education of healthcare professionals and access to specialized advice are keys to improve the quality, efficiency and accessibility of health system. In developing countries, these...

  • Ministry of Public Health (Madagascar)

    Staff size: Unknown
  • Pierre Fabre Laboratories

    Goods Supplier
    France | Staff size: 10,000+

    Laboratoires Pierre Fabre is a French multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics company. The company had a consolidated turnover of 1.978 billion euros in 2012 (including 54% international). It...

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 5001-10,000

    WHO (World Health Organisation) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters,...

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Key Information

LocationSouthern Africa, Madagascar
  • Start Date 2005