… High School Students Win Prizes in Sickle Cell Essay EMC3 Nigeria in collaboration with Thorburn Investments in aid of the Richard Coker Foundation and supported by FCMB presents ‘Song Queen: A Pidgin Opera’ the world’s first pidgin English opera, by The Venus Bushfires aka Helen Epega. On November 8 2019, students and staff of …

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Warrior University is an online, curriculum-based educational platform, powered by the patients and caregivers of the Sickle Cell Consortium. All classes, presentations and workshops are classified into four warrior university pillars: Disease Education (ex. The Expert Patient Series) Community-Based Organization/Certified Community Advocate Training & Best Practices Research, Legislation & Policy Warrior/Caregiver Life Skills ABOUT THE …

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By Ayoola Olajide and ‘Tosin Fawemida It has been observed that slums arise as a failure of governance. Slum dwellers are often the most neglected, marginalized and underserved citizens of any nation. The living conditions are overcrowded and dismal. Superstition, ignorance, unemployment and illiteracy run rife in the sub-society called Makoko, a sprawling township in …

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more funds to flow into research for improved quality of life, cure …. On December 11, 2018, the US Congress passed the bi-partisan Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018. This legislation authorizes a program within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will …

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A day in the life of a laboratory scientist Without an effective laboratory to compliment services, a medical doctor works as if blindfolded. Cognizant of this, the management of  Ayokemi Hospital and Ultra Sound Centre lwo Rd., Ibadan runs a well-equipped laboratory to augment the task of delivering quality healthcare to a teeming population in …

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Living with an invisible illness You look very OK to an observer but feel awful inside By Lady Anne Welsh, UK Having sickle cell has somewhat changed my life. It is hard to explain to someone with no idea of the daily struggles we face. It is an everyday encounter with the pain, the under-the-weather …

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Sikul Sel Song – by pupils from a Sierra Leone school In 2017, Dr Maria Berghs, a colleague of Professor Simon Dyson at De Montfort University, went to Sierra Leone in 2017 and got their ‘Guide to School Policy‘ adapted to the local context. (The guide is also available in many other languages). Whilst there …

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