Sickle cell disease — Africa’s need for new innovative treatment strategies

Afro Health Initiative
5 min readJun 27, 2021

Written by Morayo

As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, the weight of the pandemic is felt even more severely for those with underlying health conditions. Patients with pre-existing health conditions such as sickle cell disease (SCD) have been required to shield due to their increased vulnerability to the current virus. In African countries, the importance of protection for this vulnerable group cannot be stressed enough, as the healthcare system was already overstretched. SCD patients have…

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