The Tanzanian women fighting sickle cell disease
On World Sickle Cell Day, meet two women in Africa, who have dedicated their careers to saving the lives of people with sickle cell disease.
Seven years ago, Arafa Salim thought she was on the verge of death. “The doctors who were treating me didn’t know how to deal with it, my bone marrow couldn’t produce blood. I needed a lot of transfusions to save my life,” she said.
Salim, who has sickle cell disease, a genetic blood disorder that can result in severe anaemia, had survived a real scare. H