Despite its small 166 square miles size, Barbados experiences a heavy burden of non-communicable chronic diseases and the severity is often times very taxing. Hope Foundation has over the past 26 years sought to alleviate the pain and suffering of those suffering from Lupus, Sickle Cell and Arthritis.
It is critical to consistently raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of Lupus. Barbados has the 2nd highest incidence of Lupus in the world. Another goal is to ensure the screening of newborn babies which would greatly reduce morbidity and mortality. Just as importantly, persons afflicted by Arthritis should be given more options in medications and improved facilities for physiotherapy.
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