The West African sub-region is the home – both in sheer numbers and origination – of the most severe sub-type of SCD. Primary and secondary school teachers in West Africa must learn more about SCD, and do more to help their students be all they can be! Here are little known resources in English, Yoruba, …

For Schools in West Africa Only! – Indeed for Schools EverywhereRead More »

This powerful book gives you a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to live with the chronic illness, Sickle Cell Anemia. Diagnosed at the tender age of two James faced many daily obstacles and challenges because of his condition but stayed determined not to let it define him. Out of the fear of …

breaking silence – living with sickle cell by james griffin IIIRead More »

Siklos® is the first and only FDA-approved hydroxyurea-based treatment indicated to reduce the frequency of painful crises and to reduce the need for blood transfusions in paediatric patients two years of age and older with sickle cell anaemia with recurrent moderate to severe painful crises. The importance of optimal dosing of hydroxyurea in sickle cell …

Medunik presents FDA-approved hydroxyurea-based treatment for infantsRead More »

‘I USED TO QUERY GOD, ‘WHY ME?!!’   The saying, ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ has become so worn it has turned into a platitude. Yet no other words can be used to describe the advent of J-VITE into the family of herbal therapies for the management of sickle cell. Of the three children …

Two of my three children have sickle cell anaemia – i delved into herbal medicine after orthodox medicine failed us!Read More »

Testimonies Galore At Launch of J-VITE Mainland Leisure View Hotel, Surulere, Lagos. 17 November 2018 Individuals and families with sickle cell, hotel guests, journalists and members of the public witnessed the launch of what may yet prove a powerful addition to the effort to bring SCD underfoot. The official presentation of J-VITE, produced by Verdant …

New Herbal Remedy For SCD Launched In LagosRead More »

My name is Perryana Dickenson and I am 33-years-old. I am from St. Lucia but I have been residing in Canada for the past seven years, which has been a great increasing experience. I am a very welcoming and social individual who is empathetic and readily available to help. I am a mother of a …

I knew I had sickle cell anaemia before I was formally diagnosedRead More »

Modus Therapeutics AB, a company developing innovative treatments in disease areas with high unmet medical need with a focus on sickle cell disease (SCD), announces that the FDA has accepted its sevuparin IND for the treatment of SCD. “The FDA’s decision to accept the IND application for the development of sevuparin in sickle cell disease …

Modus Therapeutics announces FDA Acceptance of Sevuparin IND for treatment of SCDRead More »

My name is Oluyemisi Oladejo from Ogun State, Nigeria. I’m a teacher cum writer, and I’ve lived with Sickle Cell Disease for over three decades. I once shared on African Sickle Cell News and World Report a story about how I lost ten babies in my fight against SCD and how my only daughter narrowly …

MAYDAY – Nigerian teacher/author seeks support to undertake last-ditch bone marrow transplant in IndiaRead More »