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Daily Hydroxyurea Pill Improves Life In Africa

  A daily hydroxyurea pill may finally bring relief for young children living with the painful and deadly blood disease sickle cell anemia (SCA) in resource-challenged sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease is prevalent and health care availability is sub-optimal. This is what a large multinational clinical trial called REACH discovered […]

‘You know NOTHING about sickle cell!’ – Young Medical Graduate Tells Paediatrics Professor

Six of his siblings lived with sickle cell anaemia As a lad, Segun George could not put his finger on exactly what was wrong within his family. Yet he knew for sure something was wrong. There was something within the family dynamics which spelled pain, acute suffering, protracted illness and […]