People living with sickle cell disease cannot access services
For many people with chronic illnesses like sickle cell disease, the COVID-19 lockdown means that they have little or no access to health facilities for medical attention. Sickle cell anaemia treatment sometimes includes blood transfusions. HERBERT KAMOGA reports that the sickle cell clinic at Luwero hospital manages more than 1,000 patients, many of whom find it hard to travel because of the ban on transport. Only about 20 people make it to the clinic when it opens on Tuesdays.