30 Nov
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TOSYN BUCKNOR TAKES A BOW

Shocking it was when the news of the passing of Oluwatosin ‘Tosyn’ Bucknor-Boyer filtered across the social media on Tuesday, 20th November, 2018. The entertainer cum media personality was said to have been found dead in her home the previous night by her beloved husband. While breaking the news via her Instagram post, the sister […]

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14 Nov
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SAMI CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

It was a night of fun and entertainment as the Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) celebrated its 10th year anniversary in a dinner which doubled as a fundraiser event for the sustenance of the landmark accomplishments of the organization in the years to come. The event was also used to reward the efforts […]

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14 Nov
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‘TOUCH A CELL WITH TOYIN & THE GANG’NOW LIVE ON RADIO

In a bid to permeate the grassroots with its message on sickle cell disorder, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiaitive (SAMI) with support of Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate debuted a new educative and entertaining show on Eko 89.7 FM, a popular radio station in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. The radio […]

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14 Nov
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CSS HOLDS #ZEROTOHERO2018 CONFERENCE

An enlightening session it was on the 1st September, 2018 when Club Still Standing (CSS), the youth arm of Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) held its annual Zero to Hero conference. The conference which used the popular hashtag #ZeroToHero2018 was themed ‘Overcoming Hopelessness: The Mind, Society and the Nigerian Dream’ had speakers from […]

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14 Nov
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#INOBEWASTE TAKES SOCIAL MEDIA BY STORM

September of every year is celebrated world over as the Sickle Cell Awareness Month. This year, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) focused its awareness efforts on the disorder using the much-publicized #INoBeWaste hashtag. This was against the backdrop of the nationally televised gaffe by a certain Prof. Cyril Otoikhian on popular TV show, […]

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19 Jul
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WHY WE CELEBRATE WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY

Did you know that sickle cell Anemia is most common in African countries? The blood disorder was brought about while trying to fend off malaria which is widespread in African countries especially in the sub-Sahara, hence the high rates of sickle cell Anemia in that region. The sickle cell blood disorder is one that causes […]

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19 Jul
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SICKLE CELL ADVOCACY HOLDS BAKE AND GRILL CHARITY EVENT

In an effort to improve awareness of sickle cell disorder, Sickle Cell Advocacy held an annual event tagged The Bake ‘N’ Grill Charity Fair.  The event which to place on the 26th of May, it was another eventful day for Sickle Cell Advocacy for its the annual Bake ‘N’ Grill event.  The event, which was […]

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19 Jul
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SAMI COLLABORATES TO EDUCATE MAKOKO COMMUNITY DESPITE DOWNPOUR

As part of efforts to educate the society especially the disadvantaged community on issues dealing with health and sickle cell disorder, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management initiative in collaboration with CrimsonBow Sickle cell Initiative, Nirvana Initiative and Kindle Africa Initiative organised an awareness outreach. And so it was despite the heavy downpour that heralded the […]

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19 Jul
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RED UMBRELLA WALK

June 19 is the World sickle cell day and it is celebrated all over the world in various unique ways. Nigeria has developed the tradition of having a walk to commemorate the day and to raise awareness for the Sickle Cell Disorder and celebrate milestones crossed, the walk is called “Red Umbrella Walk”. The theme […]

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15 Jun
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SAMI AND THE COALITION OF NGOS COMMEMORATE WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY

SAMI AND THE COALITION OF NGOS COMMEMORATE 2018 WORLD SICKLE CELL AWARENESS DAY WITH CHARITY WALK As part of efforts to deepen the awareness for sickle cell disorder, the Sickle Cell Advocacy Management Initiative (SAMI), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and the coalition of  NGOs in Lagos joined the rest of the world to mark this […]

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