Episode 4 : 2006, expanding the fight against sickle-cell disease
Sickle-cell disease is a genetic blood disease that affects 250,000 newborns annually in sub-Saharan Africa. If left untreated, half of children with the disease die before the age of five. Since 2006, the Foundation has made fighting sickle-cell disease one of its priorities. In this podcast, we will hear from Pr. Gil Tchernia, a haematologist, Pr. Marc Gentilini, a specialist in infectious and tropical diseases – both members of the Foundation’s Scientific Committee –, and Pr. Dapa Diallo, haematologist and Director of the Sickle-cell Disease Research and Control Center of Bamako, Mali.