Treating Sickle Cell Disease

Deutsche Welle, World in Progress

Sickle cell disease is one of the world’s most common hereditary blood disorders. Each year, an estimated 300,000 children are born with it — the majority of them in Africa, but also in India, the Middle East and Mediterranean countries. Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt went to Tunisia to speak to a doctor who wants to make a difference in treating patients.

The reporting was funded by the European Journalism Centre via its Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for Germany.

Listen to the report here!