Blood Work

August 11, 2014

Venee Tubman, MD

Harvard Medical School interviewed Venee Tubman, MD, a pediatric hematologist, about her sickle cell work in Liberia. “There have been estimates that sickle cell is associated with 9 to 16 percent of under-five mortality throughout West Africa,” Tubman said. “If you consider the (small) proportion of children who are born with sickle cell disease and the proportion of children who are likely to die from complications of the disease, you can see that it represents an important contributor to under-five mortality in Liberia.”

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