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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World Sickle Cell day 2017
05 Jul
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SAMI JOINS COALITION TO MARKS WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY

As part of activities to mark the   June 19th designated  World Sickle Cell Day Sickle Cell Advocacy and a   group  of  other non-governmental  came together  to hold a joint charity walk in an effort to bring the issue of Sickle Cell Disorder to the front burner. The group which formed a coalition of […]

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05 Jul
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DEBUNKING THE SICKLE CELL MYTH.

In most developing and under-developed society, due to the low level of development, there is a tendency to have a high level of ignorance and superstition. Over the past decades, there have been may myths that surround the Sickle Cell Anaemia Disorder, especially when it comes to Africa, and more important a populous country like […]

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14 Jun
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A Konnect Africa Interview with our Executive Dir, Ms Toyin Adesola

Konnect Africa a blog celebrating Africans recently did an interview with our Executive Director titled Toyin Adesola:A Fighter and An Advocate for People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder.  Here are some snippets     Today, we feature a fighter, a go-getter, an amazing woman who has braved the odds of Sickle Cell Disorder and has […]

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14 Jun
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RED UMBRELLA WALK & NOVELTY MATCH

INTRODUCTION Nigeria has the highest number of people living with Sickle Cell Anaemia Disorder (SCD) a  traumatic and hereditary blood disorder in the world, affecting between 4 -6 million.  Thant means about 1 our of every 45 people in NIgeria live with sicke cell disorder it is estimated an average of 150,000 children are born with SCD […]

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