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On November 30th, Oklahoma, US-based health journalist, Afamefuna Onyenekwe received a call from Mombasa, Kenya. There were no preambles even though the call was from a total stranger, linked only by impersonal interaction on social media. He had a reputation among his cohort of being a repository of knowledge on […]
Students and staff members of Amen Girls’ College, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria were treated to a sensitization seminar on SCD 11 December 2018. The seminar took place as the school wound up activities for the first term of the 2018/2019 Academic Session. Principal, Mr. Amodu, and the Vice Principal, Mrs. […]
A daily hydroxyurea pill may finally bring relief for young children living with the painful and deadly blood disease sickle cell anemia (SCA) in resource-challenged sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease is prevalent and health care availability is sub-optimal. This is what a large multinational clinical trial called REACH discovered […]
The Pierre Fabre Foundation is on the vanguard of efforts to ameliorate the incidence and impact of SCD in Africa. In this interview, the organization’s Director-General, Béatrice Garrette, says ‘Sickle Cell Is Marginalised By National and International Health Authorities’ By Ayoola Olajide What motivated the Pierre Fabre Foundation to pick […]
• ‘Except there is a cure for SCD, no more pregnancies for me!’ – says Oluwayemisi Oladejo, after losing 10 babies to miscarriages and stillbirths. • I was on Hydroxyurea before and during pregnancy and even after delivering and breastfeeding my babies! – Shifneez Shakir •Samira Sanusi: a whole new […]