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'Will Eradicate Sickle Cell Anaemia By 2047': PM Narendra Modi Launches Elimination Mission In Madhya Pradesh

The mission's goal is to address the urgent health challenges posed by sickle cell disease, particularly among tribal populations.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National 'Sickle Cell Anaemia Mukti Mission' in Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, with an aim to eradicate the disease by 2047.

Out of total number of people suffering from sickle cell Anemia in world, half of them are in India, Modi said while launching the mission, adding that no substantial steps were taken in the last 70 years to eradicate the disease. 

"Today, the country is taking a big resolution on the land of Shahdol. This resolution is to get rid of the disease of sickle cell anaemia...Our government is committed to the welfare of tribal sisters and brothers...The launch of 'Sickle Cell Anemia Mukti Mission' in Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh will bring a significant change in their lives..." Modi said.

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