July-September 2019 Edition
CONTROVERSY: Anambra State of Nigeria promulgates Law to stem the hemorrhage of SCD births. A huge debate for and against ensues from around the global sickle cell community
BAHRAIN: At one time, the authorities in Bahrain also considered placing a ban on carrier unions, according to Zakareya Alkhedem, President, Bahrain Sickle Cell Association. Despite allowing citizens to exercise their human rights in the choice of a partner, the country is close to eradicating sickle cell!
NIGERIA: un-comprehensive genetic counseling – Lessons from Bahrain
INCREDIBLE: A couple, looking for a non-affected child, ends up having 10 children, all with sickle cell anaemia!
IMPOSSIBLE: One of 100 Most Influential Africans of all time, Professor FID Konotey-Ahulu tells of an SS couple who produced 13 children, similarly with SS!
UK: I wouldn’t want to have to tell my child, ‘Sorry, I thought you won’t mind grappling with sickle cell – I WAS IN LOVE!’
WSCD: World celebrates 10th anniversary of Sickle Cell Day
AUSTRALIA: Melbourne witnesses birth of country’s first dedicated SCD awareness organization