Instantly, Chibuike reeled backwards and had another stroke. As there was no money, nearness to hospital proved useless on that day. It was one thing to live close to a health care setting, and yet another to have the means to access care
A lot of focus is given to physical wellbeing. However, there is a need to equally give attention to the psychological and mental health needs of people living with sickle cell
‘When one child falls ill with crises, another follows suit within hours,’
Early knowledge of genotype – along with its implications – helps children know their sickle cell status long before their reproductive age; in turn, they are empowered to make informed choices and hopefully avoid having children with SCD.