Tanzanian Mother Fights to Protect High-Risk Son from COVID

June 02, 2020 09:01 PM
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Zuhura Hassan is a mother in Tanzania struggling to keep her son safe during the pandemic. Zuhura's son, a 5-year-old boy named Hayyan Hamoud, is one of the estimated 11,000 Tanzanian children who are born with sickle cell disease each year. SCD is a blood disorder that leads to immunity deficiency. This puts Hayyan Hammnd into a high-risk group that could become more severely compromised by COVID-19 should it infect him.  

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