Sickle Cell Disease

International Day of Persons with Disabilities


International Day of Person with Disabilities will be observed on December 3rd, 2022 under the theme “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world.”

Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments, which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.

As a sickle cell patient and advocate, I also classify as a disabled person. Whilst not locally recognized as a disability, Sickle Cell Disease is internationally recognized as a debilitating disease that can cause disability. For this reason, I want to encourage each and every Caribbean citizen to be more aware of disabilities occurring with the region; those we can see and those we can’t. 

Disability is not inability!!!

We can all work together to create more transformative solutions for inclusive development in the region, thus creating a more accessible and equitable Caribbean!


Kellyn George, of the village of Mahaut, founded the Sickle Cell Cares Foundation to provide information and education about Sickle Cell Disease in Dominica. This year, Ms George joins other health professionals and advocates across the region in observing International Day of Persons with Disabilities through a Caricom led campaign to encourage and promote, “An Equitable and accessible Caribbean Community!”

NamePositionTelephone #Email Address
Kellyn George Founder &
Rhesa LawrencePresident, DSC Sickle Cell 

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