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Cameroon Campaigns Against Sickle Cell

Today is World Sickle Cell Day. Cameroon is raising awareness of the disease and asking couples to carry out genotype test before getting married to avoid the disease - a genetic disorder primarily seen in people of African descent. A campaign against the fading age-long superstitious belief that sickle cell is divine punishment for wrong doing and children with the disease are mysterious children has been launched. Teke Marcel, 27, has been living with sickle cell, a disorder in which...

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