Highlight from our past events and programs
Below you will find the list of events and their a brief summary on each.
September is Sickle cell awereness Month. Centia group of schools, Port- Harcourt was our 2019 Host venue on September 20th,2019. The event started at about 11am with registration of attendees. Highlights of the occasion Includes Sickle cell Education; Pupils, Volunteers, Students and Teachers were gathered in the school Hall were they were taught about Genotype, it's importance and Being a friend to a warrior. The Discussion was handle by Dr. Korubo She opened Our hearts to what sickle cell really is and not what society has painted it to be. We were able to provide 105 free genotype screening for pupils and community members.
Was held on same day as Let’s Talk Sickle Cell on 20th September. It was Drive and Games and we Recorded over 20 Pints of Blood gotten from Volunteer Blood Donors. The Goodnews was that the Blood was first used by accident victims on that day after the event.
June 19th every year has been christened World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. It’s a day earmarked to spotlight the menace that Sickle Cell Anaemia is, how preventable it is when people know their genotypes and make wise decisions, how stigmatisation of sufferers of the disease should be discouraged and how more effort, resources and priority is needed in the awareness of the disease and management of sufferers of the disease from the stand point of government and cooperate bodies. At SCAHF it’s one of those days we live for, and it lived up to the expectations. This year we collaborated with Sickle Cell Interactive and Management Association (SCIMA) and Sickle Cell awareness
Initiative Ireland-Nigeria (SCAIIN), who held a free genotype testing, and volunteer blood donor event to mark this great day. It was necessitated by the fact that awareness of one’s genotype was the first step to a sickle cell free Nigeria. It held at the Atlantic hall, Presidential hotel at 11am. The event was anchored by Angel the laugh, one of the city’s renowned comedians and compere.
Dr. Obi and Dr. Mrs. Korubo (Consultant Haematologist) gave a talk on the genotype awareness and Sickle Cell Disease.
The University of Port Harcourt played host to this event held on 14th June 2019, as SCAFH partnered with the office of the Deputy Chief Judge, SUG and University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. SCAHF Blood Drive 2019 was a resounding success, compared to its premier edition in 2018, significant progress was made as there were more people willing to donate, and much more people after screenings successfully donated. At the end of the day we were able to achieve 30 pints of blood. The first beneficiaries of the blood donated at the drive were the victims of the fire outbreak at the Port Harcourt mall.
In June 2018, we held a community awareness project in Woji Community Rivers State to celebrate World Sickle Cell day and Blood Donor Day which was our maiden edition. We were able to health educate 200 community members, provided free genotype screening, blood group test, HIV and Hepatitis screening to 100 members of the community. We were also able to get 20 pints of blood for patients at university of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.
Whatsapp Support group was created on 16th June 2018. It was created with the aim to provide medical and psychological support to individuals living with sickle cell diseases, help educate family and friends on sickle cell disease. The group is made up of 233 individuals who are in one or the other connected to the condition and the group is saddled with interactive weekly discussions on topics related to sickle cell diseases.
Bridging the knowledge gap with care.
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