30 Apr
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RUNWAY JAZZ HONOURS SAMI

Runway Jazz, an event that brings music and fashion to the same stage honoured Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative among others with the 2017 Runway Jazz Humanitarian Award in the Not for Profit Category. Receiving the award from the Wife of The Vice President together with a representative from UNESCO, our Founder and Executive […]

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13 Apr
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Bake N Grill (charity Fair)

Our yearly bake sale is at the corner but this year it’s BAKE N GRILL, oh ye lovers of baked or grilled foods and all things beautiful, come show support to persons living with sickle cell. This event goes to buying drugs and other medical support to persons with sickle cell disorder. Stands to Show […]

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05 Apr
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SAMI HELD SKILL ACQUISITION 2018

The free skill acquisition training organised by Club Still Standing (CSS) in conjunction with Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) was held last week 27th-29th March 2018 There were various skills from Makeup, Soap and Air Freshener, Photography, etc. So, here are the end products of our free skills acquisition for the Air Freasher, […]

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07 Mar
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The Power of Storytelling: Social Media Week Lagos 2018

SAMI co-hosted a Social Media Week Lagos Panel Titled Whats’s Your story ? The Power of Storytelling to Drive Social Change on the 27th of February 2018 which was held at Landmark Event Center Oniru.   Panelists for the discussion included Toyin Adesola, Founder and Executive Director of Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI); DRASA’s […]

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22 Jan
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XTRA CARE Resumes for the year

First XTRA CARE FOR THE YEAR 2018 WAS HELD JANUARY 20th. It was aimed at kids and teen (0-16) years… here are some of the glimpse of the images taken during the clinic.  

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15 Jan
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SAMI RESUMES FOR THE YEAR

The year started with us having a 2 day2 Retreat and Strategic Session, in which Dr. Akin (Critical Thinking), Coach TrippleA (Goal Setting), Mr. Alfred (Business Strategy) and Mr. Akinrinade (Work Eithics). May this New Year bring fourth many such rewarding moments for us to share.  

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13 Nov
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SICKLE CELL WELLNESS: HEALTHY LIVING OR LIVING HEALTHY

Health may mean different things but the World Health organization has defined Health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. According to a quote by James H. Wes “It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;…and not today’s pain […]

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20 Sep
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COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA

There are certain misconceptions about Sickle Cell Disease and people living with Sickle Cell Disease. These misconceptions should not be mistaken for the myths about SCD. I will try as much as possible to list and explain some of them. THE AGE MISCONCEPTION Many people are of the view that when you get to a […]

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20 Sep
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UNDERSTANDING SICKLE CELL

Haemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen around the body within the red blood cells. Many years ago, in a bid to fight malaria and allow humans live longer, the haemoglobin became distorted and was passed down from parents to offspring resulting in what is now known as sickle cell disorder In certain conditions, this […]

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28 Aug
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6 TYPES OF SICKLE CELL DISORDER

Sickle Cell Disorder is an inherited blood disorder which used to be attributed to mainly people of African origin. However over the years especially due to cross culturalization it has been discovered that various form of sickle cell disorder exist. These various types of sickle cell  disorder (disease) occur as a result of mutations in […]

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