India, Japan to work together in fight against sickle cell anaemia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought Japan's help in treatment for the sickle cell anaemia (SCA), a deadly disease commonly found amongst tribals in India.

Zee Media Bureau

Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought Japan's help in treatment for the sickle cell anaemia (SCA), a deadly disease commonly found amongst tribals in India.

Japan and India will now work together in developing a treatment for the hereditary disorder where the red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body, develop abnormally.

PM Modi, who is on a five-day official visit to Japan, discussed the issue with Nobel Prize winner for Medicine (2012) Shinya Yamanaka when he visited the Stem Cell Research facility of the Kyoto University on Sunday.

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