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Sickle Cell Anaemia

6 Dec
Better known for his role in the development of the first world-accepted herbal ‘cure’ for sickle cell anaemia, Niprissan, Charles Obadiah Nimma Wambebe was a professor of Pharmacology and the pioneer Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Abuja. During his tenure at NIPRD, he initiated and directed the…
3 Feb 2022
Healthcare practitioners and sickle cell based Non-Governmental organisations have advocated for the need to educate the young and adult generation on sickle cell anaemia, which will help change their behaviours..
21 Sep 2021
The Senate has passed a bill seeking to control and manage sickle cell anaemia, a genetically inherited disease in Nigeria.
4 Apr 2019
What is Sickle Cell Disease? Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a severe hereditary form of anemia in which a mutated form of hemoglobin distorts the red blood cells into a crescent shape at low oxygen levels. It is most common among those of African descent. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited form of anemia —…
28 Jun 2018
President, American Society of Haematology (ASH), Dr. Alexis A. Thompson, during a webinar to mark the World Sickle Cell Day, highlighted that one of the greatest hurdles we face in curbing the heartbreaking rate of mortality caused by sickle cell disease in sub-Saharan Africa is lack of awareness of the condition....
20 Jul 2017
Dowen College Lekki (DCL) has concluded plans to partner with an international non governmental organisation, Sickle Cell Foundation to give succor to those suffering from the disease.
20 Jul 2017
They opined that majority of the 3.5 per cent growth rate of the sickle cell crisis, which result in going to Emergency Rooms or hospitals can be treated at home, enabling the patients live a long and productive life.
8 May 2017
The Chief Medical Director of UBTH, Prof. Mike Ibadin expressed concern about the neglect of sickle cell patients and appealed to governments to play their roles to enable other stakeholders contribute their quota.
8 Mar 2017
A lady born with sickle cell anaemia, Popoola Temitope, who is presently struggling to walk and living in pains needs urgent assistance from well-meaning Nigerians.
6 Mar 2017
For the first time, a 13-year-old patient has been ‘cured’ of sickle cell anaemia after gene therapy allowed complete remission of clinical symptoms of disease and correction of biological signs.
5 Jun 2016
Prof. Lucy Ugbado, the Director-General, the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) on Sunday said a lot of research work was going on the cure for Sickle Cell Anaemia.


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