Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has pledged $20,000 towards the Lupus Foundation of Dominica.

He also revealed the Ministry of Health will soon be making available the required medications needed to fight this disease.

The Prime Minister’s comments came in observance of World Lupus Day on Thursday.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue.

 

Vice President of the Lupus Foundation of Dominica Shoyea-Gaye Grant-Massicotte says a large fraction of Dominican women are susceptible to the disease.

 

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