Rihem Jelassi (right), 19, with her cousin Hiba Jelassi, 12, and her mother Salma Beji, 43, at Rihem's grandmother's home in a suburb of Tunis. Rihem suffers from sickle cell beta-plus thalasaemia, having inherited the sickle cell mutation from one parent. Rihem is able to manage the condition with medication and diet and lifestyle choices and is able to lead a fairly normal life without frequent episodes of hospitalisation.

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Nyani Quarmyne/Panos Pictures
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Tunis
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Tunisia
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