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A study performed in Cameroon by a University of Cape Town professor may offer hope of treatment for people with sickle cell anaemia (SCA), a disease which affects hundreds of thousands in Africa. In Cameroon, UCT professor Ambroise Wonkam identified genetic factors which protect some patients from the effects of SCA. In most African settings, at least 50% of African children with SCA will die before they turn five years old.

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