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Empowering Communities: Tanzania’s Dr Mohamed Zahir Explores the Role of Newborn Screening in Africa’s Healthcare Landscape

Dr Mohamed Zahir, third from left, attended a national human genetics stakeholders meeting co-organised by Tanzania Human Genetics Organisation and the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). Credit: Aneth David. In Lesotho, as in many African countries, the challenge of rare diseases persists, often exacerbated by the absence of newborn [...]

The Unlikely Connection Between an African Patient and an American Survivor in the Pursuit of Rare Disease Solutions

8 December 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi From left to right: Nthabeleng Ramoeli and Victoria Gray. In a world that often overlooks the silent battles waged within bodies, the lives of two women, separated by continents yet bound by the rarity of their afflictions, unfold against a backdrop of medical scepticism [...]

From Joyful Names to a Fight for Life: Thabelo and Thoriso’s Life-Changing Battle with Batten Disease

 Est Read Time: 8 min(s) 11 sec(s) 4 December 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi  Listen to this article. Credit: Authors of The Plight of Rare Diseases in Southern Africa: Health and Social Services Policy Recommendations. In the intricate tapestry of African culture, names weave a profound narrative, encapsulating the heartfelt sentiments of [...]