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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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Latest News & Events

July 16, 2021

THE DOORS TO OUR BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT CENTRE IS NOW OPENED!

SICKLE CELL FOUNDATION NIGERIA (SCFN) AND LAGOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (LUTH) PARTNER TO DEVELOP THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT CENTRE FOR SICKLE CELL DISORDER IN […]
July 16, 2021

VIRTUAL DANCE EVENT ON ZOOM – IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 2021 WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY.

The Coalition of Sickle Cell NGOs Nigeria in collaboration with LAYCON (Winner of BB Naija & Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria Ambassador) & MAGDA KACZMARSKA (World-renowned Choreographer, […]
July 16, 2021

VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION ON ZOOM TO MARK THE 2021 WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY

  Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria organised a Virtual Panel Discussion on ZOOM to mark the 2021 World Sickle Cell Day. The theme is “COVID-19: ONE YEAR […]
October 2, 2020

SCFN AND LUTH PARTNER TO DEVELOP FIRST, COMPREHENSIVE BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT CENTRE FOR SICKLE CELL DISORDER IN AFRICA

PRESS RELEASE SICKLE CELL FOUNDATION NIGERIA (SCFN) AND LAGOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (LUTH) PARTNER TO DEVELOP FIRST, COMPREHENSIVE BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT CENTRE FOR SICKLE CELL DISORDER […]

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