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Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria
Bringing hope to the African child

Sickle cell disorder is by far the commonest inherited disorder in the world and three quarters of cases occur in Africa. In Nigeria, where it affects two out of every hundred children born, it causes suffering for innumerable patients and their families. However, despite its importance, until now there has been no dedicated sickle cell center in Africa. This is partly because the very scale of the problem makes it difficult to see how to start.

Sickle cell disorder is an inherited haemoglobin disorder comprising sickle cell anaemia (Hb SS) and some less prevalent but related conditions such as sickle haemoglobin C disorder (Hb SC) and sickle beta thalassaemia (Hb SBthal). The genes for these conditions arose by mutation but proliferated in areas where there is or there was a high incidence of falciparium malaria, the most lethal strain of malaria known to man.


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June 9, 2022

ANNUAL WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY COMMUNITY OUTREACH 2022

Once again, Nigeria will be joining the global community to commemorate World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD) on June 19th – as designated by the United Nations. […]
May 31, 2022

School Quiz on Sickle Cell Disorder

Nigeria will be joining the global community to commemorate World Sickle Cell Day on June 19th – as designated by the United Nations. SCFN is ready […]
May 19, 2022

WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY EVENTS

Once again, Nigeria will be joining the global community to commemorate World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD) on June 19th – as designated by the United Nations. […]
February 10, 2022

ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON 2022

Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria (SCFN) has been invited to participate in the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2022 holding this weekend. This is an invitation to […]

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