Who We Are?

Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) is a non-governmental organisation established in 2008 and registered under the Corporate Affairs Commission Incorporated Trustees Act (28806).

Our VISION

Is to have a society where sickle cell disorder is reduced, and people with sickle cell and their families are able to live healthy, positive, and productive lives.

Our Mission

Is to empower and improve the lives of people, especially those with sickle cell disorder through strategic partnership via educating, advocating, creating awareness, and providing support.

OUR HISTORY

History

It was founded by Ms Oluwatoyin Adesola, who also acts as the founding Executive Director.  Ms Adesola has been through the traumatic challenges of living with sickle cell all her life for over five decades, having experienced over one hundred hospital admissions, fifty blood transfusions and five surgeries. 

She, therefore, understood what it is like to go through Sickle Cell disorder, a condition the World Health Organization has termed a traumatic disorder and public health problem. She deemed it necessary to help those who may not be privileged, like her, to have reasonable medical attention, care and emotional support.

Our Core Values

Through the years we have provided effective leadership in caring for and assisting individuals with sickle cell.

BOARD MEMBERS

TOYIN ADESOLA
Toyin Adesola
Debola Deji-Kurunmi
SHOLA ABILOYE
Shola Abiloye
FOLUKE OGUNBEKUN
Foluke Ogunbekun
FEMI OLUBANWO
Femi Olubanwo
Foluso Phillips

MANAGEMENT TEAM

ABAYOMI OYELAMI
Abayomi Oyelami
BOLAJI IBRAHIM (2)
Bolaji Ibrahim
DEBORAH ONUH
Deborah Onuh
MAUREEN NWACHI (2)
Maureen Nwachi
PETER OSIKOYA (2)
Peter Osikoya
SANDRA ONWUZULIKE
Sandra Onwuzulike
TOBI OLAITAN
Tobi Olaitan
Toyin Adesola