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World in Progress: Treating sickle cell disease

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.

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Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt's reporting was funded by the European Journalism Centre via its Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for Germany.