Tag: sickle cell anaemia

Richard Coker Foundation Displays New Colours

OBTAIN LATEST EDITIONS OF SICKLE CELL NEWS ON FACEBOOK Sunday, 3rd May, 2020, ikorodu, Nigeria Underprivileged children, randomly-selected, were invited out of their lockdown cocoons at home to participate in an hour of sporting activities at Pashoku, Aga. It was part of an accustomed but rarely-reported effort of Richard Coker Foundation (RCF) to bring a…

The Nurse Who Invariably Catches Her Patients’ Infections

It was the tradition at the school Oluwayemisi Ajayi attended, Fakunle Comprehensive High School, Osogbo, that most science students aspired to go on to study medicine. ‘It was the same for me – I wanted to be a medical doctor,’ Oluwayemisi says. As fate would have it, she studied Nursing at the School of Nursing…

If you have faith, strong faith, you can have sickle cell and marry a sickle cell carrier!

AN INTERVIEW WITH SICKLE CELL WARRIOR EBUN OLUMIDE AKINNINBOSUN EKUNWE, MBBS, MD. MPH At 71, has never received blood transfusion Worst crisis happened when outside Nigeria Local foods such as garri (cassava) can help ease out SCD Feels stronger in old age than when younger Plans to live to 120 years Says seeking to criminalize…

Booboo: American Nurse Asks Patient – ‘How Long Have You Had Sickle Cell Anaemia?!’

Lately, André Marcel Harris, 30 has been participating in Town Hall meetings for men folk with SCD. ‘It has been refreshing to note that people are genuinely interested in the unique challenges that impact men with SCD,’ comments Andre. André was found with sickle cell anaemia in utero, a diagnosis which prompted his parents to…

‘My Parents Were Victims of Wrong Genotype Result’

A gofundme appeal is ongoing for 22 year old undergraduate Adebimpe Shenbote to undergo a hip replacement surgery. Shenbote actively participated in the recent UK-based TunMicro Sickle Cell Foundation’s free genotype/SCD awareness event at Makoko, Lagos. Addressing a crowd of children and adults at Makoko, Shenbote told of her struggles with SCD, of undergoing eight…

None of my Children Will Marry Anyone With an ‘S’!

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…

Tragedy Of A Poorly-Managed Healthcare System: SCD Patient Detained In Hospital For Inability To Pay Dies

A Sickle Cell Patient, Miss Onyinye Ezemaduka, has died while being detained at a hospital in Southeast Nigeria for her inability to pay her medical bills. The sad incident occurred at St Charles Borromeo Hospital Onitsha, Enugu State, where Ezemaduka was prevented from going home unless she fully paid for debts incurred when she was…