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World Sickle Cell Day

4 Jul 2019
AXA Mansard Insurance Plc joined the world to observe the recently concluded World Sickle Cell Day, which is marked to sustain awareness on sickle cell at national and international level.   The United Nations General Assembly, on December 22, 2008, had adopted a resolution that recognizes sickle cell disease as a public health problem and…
19 Jun 2018
In Nigeria, over 150,000 children are born annually with symptomatic sickle cell anaemia, 1-in-4 people are healthy carriers of the disease. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited disease in which the red blood cells in your body are shaped in sickles with jagged edges as opposed to smooth ovals or discs. People with SCD…
14 Jun 2018
As part of activities to celebrate the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) today, June 14, and ahead of World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD), June 19, scientists have identified and validated...
18 Jun 2016
The Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF) has called on the Federal Government to formally recognise the World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD).
13 Jun 2016
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Sickle Cell Foundation, Nigeria, Dr. Annette Akinsete, has called on the Federal Government to formulate a policy with a view to supporting ...


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