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World Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2016: Come and Show Support to the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) as they Raise Awareness for SCD Nationwide

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In line with the recognised World Sickle Cell Awareness Day designated by the United Nations as June 19th 2016, the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) has organised a string of events to raise awareness, offer practical solutions and engineer research for Sickle Cell Disorder.

The events will be taking place in 5 states across Nigeria: Abuja, Lagos, Delta, Niger and Kaduna. To ensure that no one is left out, there will also be social media campaigns.

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The packed events range from: Conferences on indigenous mapping and management of Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) in partnership with the United States Embassy, Media rounds on SCAF’s approach to awareness and management of SCD, Hospital visitations, Forum on nutrition and management of SCD in partnership with Zankli Hospital, free genotype testing and distribution of drugs free of charge to indigent patients.

For more information on each event, please visit our website on

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Know Your Genotype Campaign (KYG)
Free genotype testing, Genetic Counselling and Awareness
Date: Monday, June 13th 2016
Time: 10AM
Venue: Garki Market, Abuja

Tweet Conference
Join the conversation on twitter using the hash tag #SickleCellDay2016 and tweeting @SCAF_Nigeria
 Wednesday, June 15th & Thursday, June 16th 2016
Time: 12PM -6PM

Sickle Cell Awareness Forum
Sickle Cell Nutrition and Management, packs of required drugs will be given to Sickle Cell Warriors free of charge. Key Note Speaker fro the day Dr. J.O. Lawson
Date: Thursday, June 16th 2016
Time: 2-5 PM
Venue: Zankli Medical Centre, Plot 1021, B5 Shehu Yaradua Way, Ministry of Works, Utako District, Abuja.

Hospital Visitation
Visiting Sickle Cell Warriors and their care givers – Packs of required drugs will be given to Sickle Cell Warriors free of charge
Date: Friday, June 17th 2016
Time: 10AM
Venue: Asokoro General Hospital

Conference on Sickle Cell Disease
In Partnership with the United States Embassy – Indigenous Mapping on Sickle Cell Disorder for Targeted Advocacy, Policy Making and Practical Action.
Date: Monday, June 20th 2016
Time: 10AM – 1PM
Venue: United States Embassy, Abuja

Contact Details: Send an email to [email protected] or call: 0813 026 5873/ 0803 578 5736

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Walk to Raise Awareness on Sickle Cell – SCD: Walk for Life
Date: Saturday, June 11th 2016
Time: 7AM – 10AM
Venue: Take-off – Lagos Police College, Terminates at LTV Agidingbi Ikeja

Know Your Genotype Campaign (KYGC)
In partnership with the Sickle Cell Foundation. There will be free genotype testing, genetic counselling and medical check
Date: Saturday, June 18th 2016
Time: 10AM
Vbenue: Ijede Community Ikorodu

Sickle Cell Art Exhibition
Exhibition and sale of of art work by Sickle cell patients, Spoken Word, Story Telling, Drama and Music
Date: Monday, June 20th 2016
Time: 1PM
Venue: Sickle Cell Foundation, Opposite LUTH, Idi-Araba, Lagos (Reception and Waiting Room).

Conference on Bone Marrow Transplant
Theme: Bone Marrow Transplant as the cure to Sickle Cell Disease with Dr. Sharat Damodar and Dr. Sunil Bhat and from Narayana Hospital, India.
Date: Wednesday, June 22nd 2016
Time: 10 AM
Venue: National Sickle Cell Centre, Opp. Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH, Ishaga Road, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos.
Contact Details: 0703 339 3505

There will be free consultation for Sickle Cell patients. Medical practitioners, Sickle cell care givers and other interested Stakeholders are also invited.


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