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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

June 1, 2016

2016 WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY – Upcoming Events

Nigeria will join the global community to commemorate World Sickle Cell Day on June 19th – as designated by the United Nations; this is a day set […]
April 21, 2016

Leg ulcer in Sickle Cell Disorder

LEG ULCER IN SICKLE CELL DISORDER   Leg ulcers are one of the most debilitating and stigmatizing complications of sickle cell disorder occurring in one ankle […]
March 23, 2016

Art Therapy for Chronic Illness

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December 11, 2015

STROKE IN SICKLE CELL DISORDER

Stroke does occur in children! Stroke is one of the causes of severe disability and mortality among children with sickle cell and cause of sorrow in […]

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