Yesterday, I had the pleasure of traveling to Washington, DC to film on set at Al Jazeera for a live television program that engaged a global discussion on sickle cell anemia, its perils and the advances in gene therapy that are showing great promise for this genetic disease.
The host of the program is Femi Oke and the digital co-host is Malika Bilal (pictured with me). Questions were fielded from around the world utilizing various social media platforms as the show was not only streamed live on The Stream and Al Jazeera English television, but is re-aired on Al Jazeera media networks worldwide.
You can check it out above. Also, my article "Did gene therapy cure sickle cell disease?" is here.
Joining us via Skype were Sickle Cell Warriors and Advocates Jenica Leah (children's book author) from the UK and Bukola Bolarinwa (President, Sickle Cell Aid Foundation) from Nigeria along with Dr. Julie Kanter (Director, Sickle Cell research at University of South Carolina).
Getting a wonderful tour from Producer, Zuleqa Husain: