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International Thalassaemia Day 2021

On International Thalassaemia Day, TIF shines a light on the striking health inequalities that affect the global thalassaemia community, further accentuated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. NICOSIA, May 5, 2021/Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) – Marking International Thalassaemia Day on 8 May, the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) gives voice to countless individuals with thalassaemia all over the world…

Wanted Dead Or Alive

Though in Yoruba, Igbo or English attire, you could mistake him for a Hausaman. Abraham Oluwafunso Balogun speaks fluent Yoruba, Hausa and English. Currently living in Magboro, Ogun State, Balogun is well-travelled within Northern Nigeria and has lived in towns and villages such as Tudun Wada, Kachia, Barnawa, Narayi. Kafanchan, Zonkwa, Gyadi, Gyadi, Yankaba, Talese,…

Ghanaian Actress Donates Day-Care Centre

To celebrate her birthday 5th December, Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah donated a Day Care Centre to the Children’s Clinic at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana. Jackie’s wellknown compassion for the disadvantaged was heightened when her friend, Jo-Anne Badu succumbed to SCD complications in 2019. In a statement to mark the hand over of Jackie’s Corner…

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…