Author: sickle cell news

SCDAA Makes New Appointments

Sickle Cell Disease Association names chief medical officer, board chair HANOVER, Md.—Sickle Cell Disease Association of America named Dr. Lewis Hsu chief medical officer and JaKela Walker chair of the board of directors. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lewis Hsu is a pediatric hematologist who serves as director of the Sickle Cell Center and professor of…

COVID-19, COPING SKILLS AND STRESS RELATED ISSUES AMONG SICKLE CELL WARRIORS IN NIGERIA

By Folorunsho Suleiman PhD, Chief Psychologist, Dept of Psychiatry, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria Coronavirus are zoonotic in nature. The disease (COVID-19) is caused by a new strain of corona virus (SARS-Cov-2) that has not been previously identified in humans. The disease (COVID-19) was first reported to the W.H.O on 31st of December, 2019, in…

NIGERIA Gets First Home/Orphanage For Sickle Cell Warriors

Love her or loathe her, Aisha Edwards-Maduagwu has written her name in the annals of SCD awareness in Nigeria. In 2015, Sickle Cell News dubbed her a ‘General’ in the SCD trenches in Africa’s largest – and the world’s highest-burdened SCD country. In this interview with Prince Emetanajo, she tells more about championing SCD cause…

Sickle Cell News adopts ‘WARRIOR’ as official term for People Living With SCD!

… obnoxious word ‘SICKLER’ begins descent into dustbin of history The word WARRIOR has been gaining traction for some years now. It is even used by officers of the NIH in the US, where in San Diego, Southern California, lives the originator of the word and first Sickle Cell Warrior, Tosin Ola-Weissman. Tosin once went…