A mother's Tale of Raising Six Children With Sickle Cell Anemia

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Lillian Lamunu with her Children in their hut at Bar-dege in the outskirts of Gulu town Michael Wambi

Lillian Lamunu with her Children in their hut at Bar-dege in the outskirts of Gulu town Login to license this image from 1$.

In short
Sickle is the single most common inherited blood disease in Uganda, affecting more people than cystic fibrosis and most pediatric cancers. Unfortunately, because of the population that it affects, it doesnt get as much press as other hereditary diseases; it remains neglected in communities, district hospitals, Regional Referral hospitals and even at Ministry of health level.

 

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