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Bahrain Becomes the 1st Country in the Middle East to Approve Revolutionary Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

Great news for Bahrain’s healthcare services! Following the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Bahrain has become the first country in the Middle East and the second country globally to approve the use of CASGEVY (exagamglogene autotemcel)! For treating patients with sickle cell disease and transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia.

This groundbreaking treatment is developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics. And has shown promising results in clinical trials conducted in various countries. By granting approval for CASGEVY after the UK MHRA’s authorization, Bahrain is leading the way in the region with innovative healthcare solutions. This achievement opens up new possibilities for medical advancements. And highlights Bahrain’s commitment to improving the quality of life for patients with these blood disorders.

The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) of Bahrain carefully analyzed and reviewed the treatment before confirming its approval. The safe procedure involves extracting stem cells from eligible patients and reintroducing healthy copies of those cells back into the body through blood transfusion. The NHRA is now working on identifying the target groups and eligible patients who can benefit from this treatment.

Dr. Ahmed Alansari, CEO of the National Health Regulatory Authority in Bahrain, expressed his excitement about this milestone. He stated that the approval of CASGEVY marks a significant advancement in the available treatments for Bahrainis. He commended the visionary leadership and dedication of the country’s government, led by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister. In prioritizing innovation and the well-being of citizens by providing the highest quality healthcare.

This approval showcases Bahrain’s commitment to pioneering medical advancements and ensuring its citizens have access to cutting-edge treatments. It is a remarkable achievement that positions Bahrain at the forefront of healthcare innovation in the region! Solidifying its reputation as a leader in providing top-notch medical care and well-being for its people.

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