Vulnerable Adolescents Like Diveyesh Receive Preventative Screenings

The SEWA Adolescent Health and Empowerment program, supported by Share & Care, monitors the health of children living in rural areas. One such child is Diveyesh Mahendra Vasava, a 10-year-old tribal boy from Nana Andhra. During one of his screenings, staff members diagnosed Diveyesh with sickle cell disease. After Diveyesh’s diagnosis, the organization encouraged his parents to be screened as well, and they were both found to carry the sickle cell trait. Staff members were able to connect the family with government resources to help them afford treatment, and because of the early intervention he received, Diveyesh is a healthy, bright child.

After receiving treatment for his sickle cell disease, Diveyesh is now thriving.