Sickle Cell Ailment: My Cry, My Story by Augusta Koroma

Sickle Cell Disease is a hereditary condition which is prevalent amongst African and certain other races. The condition which causes red blood cells to misshapen or “sickle”  is said to be as a result of evolutionary factors where certain groups developed a way to have an immunity to malaria. Unfortunately Sickle Cell Disease and it’s related conditions can cause painful crisis episodes. It is very important that everyone knows about this disease so that they can help those who suffer from it and if possible prevent themselves from having children who suffer from it. Given that this condition is so relevant for Sierra Leoneans we are happy that there is a Sierra Leonean professional who has decided to tackle this disease and shed a light on it.

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