Sickle Cell Foundation lauds Multichoice in fight against disorder
The Chairman and Founder, Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria, (SCFN), Prof. Olu Akinyanju has commended MultiChoice, a leading pay-television provider for using it broadcast platform and resources to create awareness about sickle cell disorder.
Speaking at the closing/certificate award ceremony of the 18th Genetic Counselling Training course on Sickle Cell Disorder at the National Sickle Cell Centre in Lagos, Prof. Akinyanju said MultiChoice’s determination to enrich lives has also impacted positively on the fight against sickle cell disorder for over a decade.
The two-week counselling course was aimed at raising awareness about and deepening understanding of the Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD), as well as pointing out ways that SCD victims could lead normal lives.
Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe who was represented by Executive Head, Corporate Affairs, Caroline Oghuma said the company promotes values and views its support for training courses, as well as other contributions to the fight against SCD as part of its propagation of strong family values.
The genetic training course which had in attendance 31 participants from across the country and from other countries in Africa, also had 27 resource people who shared new knowledge and methods in the management and treatment of SCD.