Tag: coronavirus

Covid-19: Time for A Sickle Cell Marshall Plan

By Ssebandeke Ashiraf Akiror Kevina was a seven month old with sickle cell disease from Odokurun village in Amuria District. She suffered anemia, one of the challenges caused by sickle cell disease during the Covid-19 lockdown and her parents couldn’t transport her to the hospital for blood transfusion.  By the time the ban on public…

Coronavirus: ACSCD 2020 Rescheduled To 2021

In an email released 17th April, the organizers of the African Congress on SCD clarified the new realities on an international event scheduled to take place November 2020 in Abuja, Nigeria: ‘We understand this is a particularly challenging and unprecedented time for our global community. With the global COVID-19 pandemic, we stand by the industry,…

Coronavirus: the Julie Coker Show

If you were an adolescent in the 1960s, 70s and early 80s, you probably know or have heard of Julie Coker. Till today, if your given name is Julie, people of that generation automatically add ‘Coker’ as a sobriquet. Though retired, Chief Julie Coker remains one of the shining lights in the history of broadcast…

Coronavirus – International Sickle Cell Symposium Cancelled

As more and more countries take measures to contain and halt the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the organizers of the 7th International SCD Symposium slated for Accra, Ghana have called of the event. An email made available to SICKLE CELL NEWS Wk states thus: ‘In response to the rapidly changing circumstances associated with the…

SCD Can Make You Vulnerable To Coronavirus

Take Steps to Fortify Yourself! That the dreaded coronavirus is slowly spreading around the world is no longer news. Conditions of immunosuppression make you vulnerable to infections of every sort, including COVID-19! The immunosuppressed include children under 5, the elderly, those with diabetes and hypertension. Others are susceptible being ill with pre-existing conditions. So are…