27 Nov
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CSS HOLDS ZERO TO HERO CONFERENCE 3.0

The Zero to Hero 3.0 was highly engaging and enlightening for attendees who were present at the conference venue, Sentinel Center, Maryland, Lagos on Saturday 6th July 2019. With the theme, The Nigerian Youth: Optimizing the Demographic Dividend, the conference provided a great platform to discuss contemporary issues that youthfulness in Nigeria represents in the […]

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27 Nov
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GOSPEL OF BUKA FOOD ACCORDING TO SAMI

Ofada rice, amala, semo, ewa aganyin, ofe nsala, banga soup, egusi soup, efo riro, name it… it was simply a harvest of local African delicacies served hot and fresh by top food vendors in the city of Lagos when Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) had her first Buka Festival in the warm ambiance […]

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27 Nov
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ABULE ODU – COMMUNITY WELL SERVED

Talk about community engagement, that’s exactly what SAMI did with her medical outreach to Abule Odu, a community in the Egbeda-Idimu axis of Lagos. For the third time this year, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) visited the community with her team of doctors, nurses, and volunteers on 28th September, 2019. It also provided […]

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27 Nov
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SAMI’s MEDIA TOUR RECORDS TREMENDOUS SUCCESS

Talk about taking a city, that’s what Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) did with her innovative sickle cell awareness drive. This time, Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Kwara, and even as far as Benin republic, felt the impact of the awareness campaign. This was engendered by the massive spread of the media, particularly the […]

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27 Nov
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SAMI TAKES OUTREACH TO ABULE ODU

The awareness effort of Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) was brought to bear on the Abule Odu community in the Egbeda-Idimu axis of Lagos on 22nd June 2019. It was the second time SAMI will visit the community having had a previous time in the rapidly-growing community in the month of April. Dwellers […]

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07 Jun
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RED UMBRELLA WALK

JUNE 19 is World Sickle Cell Day all over the world. And we celebrate big! Annually, we engage the city in the Red Umbrella Walk! Red Umbrella Walk is an awareness walk aimed at reaching people on the streets with the right information about sickle cell disorder. Donning red shirts and hoisting red umbrellas, we […]

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16 May
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LITTLE SEYIFUNMI IS A SUCCESS STORY AMONGST MANY

One life at a time…’ is very apt for the success story that little Seyifunmi Ayinde has become for SAMI. When 6-year-old Seyifunmi a little child with sickle cell disease, suffered a mild stroke back in 2017, I am sure it was the last thing her mother expected.  After a series of test including a […]

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16 May
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SAMI HOSTS STAKEHOLDERS’ SUMMIT

A Stakeholders’ Roundtable Summit on Sickle Cell Disorder was recently hosted by Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) as part of the enlightening radio show on sickle cell awareness, Touch A Cell with Toyin and the Gang. The parley which was held with the partnership of the Public Affairs Office of the United States […]

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23 Apr
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GENOTYPE TEST MADE EASY

Your blood genotype is one vital information you need to know about your body! This is what makes you know the genetic makeup of your red blood cells, that is, if Hb AA, Hb AS, Hb AC, Hb SS, Hb SC, Hb CC, or the other variants. It is necessary for individuals to know their […]

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15 Apr
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INTRODUCING CRISPR

New vistas are constantly opening with the advent of technology in the world of medicine! The recent innovation in biomedicine is CRISPR-Cas9 mechanism, a relatively new gene-editing technique that may be a potential cure for sickle cell disorder and other genetic diseases. CRISPR-Cas9 (abb.Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR associated protein-9) was co-invented by Dr. […]

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