NIGERIA ATTEMPTS TO WIPE OUT SCD In 1995, under the administration of Colonel ikechinyere Nwosu, the Oyo State Government issued an edict PROSCRIBING the marriage of sickle cell carriers; In 2011, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa and Senator Nnenadi Usman presented a Bill for the Control of SCD in Nigeria – sections of the Bill …

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By Ayoola Olajide, reporting from Accra, Ghana It may sound stigmatising, but direct experience with SCD validates the avoidance of ‘S’ in others! Patricia Odwui, 58, has a simple solution to the problem of reducing or wiping out a disease she lives with and dreads like hell. ‘Don’t marry S if you have S,’ she …

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