What’s behind that nosebleed?

Progression: A diagram showing haemophilia's transmission in a family
Progression: A diagram showing haemophilia's transmission in a family

For most people, it is not unusual to experience a nosebleed once in a while. In fact, a nosebleed is almost universally seen as a minor inconvenience.

Maybe you walked around in the sun for too long, or you have a passing allergy.  No big deal right? Friday Phatshwane knows better.

As the founder and chairman of the Botswana Haemophilia Society, Phatshwane knows that while seemingly innocuous, a persistent nosebleed could be a harbinger for haemophilia, a relatively unknown condition in Botswana. If your joints start hurting and your feet swell, it may not be gout. Coupled with persistent nosebleeds, and easy bruising, you could have haemophilia.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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