In the month of November 2019 the Sankalp-Cure2Children network (SCN) lounched a fellowship focused on the cure of thalassemia, sickle cell anemia and other non-malignant conditions. Our first trainee is Dr Paula Tacla from Brasilia, Brazil, who is planning to start up a thalassemia BMT program in her home country when she returns after her 6-months period with us in Bangalore. In November we also had Dr Fatimazhara Lahlimi from Marrakech, Morocco, who stayed with us a couple of weeks to follow Abderrhaman a 9 year-old child from Casablanca, Morocco, transplanted on November 14 from his partially compatible (haploidentical) mother. Both this transplant and the stay of Fatima were sponsored by Rotary Genova Nord, Italy (see article). Lastly, at our BMT center in Dr Akbar Niazi Teaching Hospital. Islamabad, Pakistan, we have Dr Ainur Zholdasbekova from Nur-Sultan (previously known as Astana), Kazakhstan.
The training program is partially sponsored by Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy and by all Cure2Children donors.
From left Drs Fatima and Paula