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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By Ayoola Olajide and ‘Tosin Fawemida It has been observed that slums arise as a failure of governance. Slum dwellers are often the most neglected, marginalized and underserved citizens of any nation. The living conditions are overcrowded and dismal. Superstition, ignorance, unemployment and illiteracy run rife in the sub-society called Makoko, a sprawling township in …

TunMicro Sickle Cell Foundation Launches Week-long Genotype Sensitization Drive In LagosRead More »

One of Nigeria’s most active SCD whatsapp platforms, the Pearl Sickle Cell Foundation, is having a presidential candidate for the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria, Linguistics Prof. (Mrs.) Funmilayo Adesanya- Davies, on the hot seat this weekend. Prof Adesanya-Davies is seeking to occupy Nigeria’s #1 political office come 2019 on the ticket of the Mass …

Nigeria 2019: Presidential Candidate Hooks Up With SCD Group on WhatsappRead More »

A day in the life of a laboratory scientist Without an effective laboratory to compliment services, a medical doctor works as if blindfolded. Cognizant of this, the management of  Ayokemi Hospital and Ultra Sound Centre lwo Rd., Ibadan runs a well-equipped laboratory to augment the task of delivering quality healthcare to a teeming population in …

He Would Probably Be 72 Years Old Before He Has Another Sickle Cell Crises!Read More »

How a Ghanaian spurred the founding of JB4   By Ayoola Olajide and Fatimah Garba Mohammed   Sickle cell pain does not go away all at once after a severe acute episode. A peak is reached from which the patient has to descend, as it were, in slow, uncertain steps. In that penumbra between some …

Our Daughter Asked If We Knew Our Genotype Before Leaping Into Marriage! – Redeemed Church CoupleRead More »