How sickle cell anaemia takes a toll on patients

Chronic ailing keeps them out of class, costs them jobs and robs them of lovers

In Summary

• Two people fighting the hereditary condition narrate the hardship, stigma they endure 

• Drugs for its treatment are rare in pharmacies and too expensive for many to afford

When growing in an African set-up, there are many stories children hear about life, only to later learn they were myths and misconceptions.

One greatly misunderstood condition is sickle cell ...

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