Shout Out Sunday

Nkechikwu Azinge is the Founder of the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation.  Her goal is to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.  She also wants to provide you with the most current and useful information available about sickle cell disease.  The Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2010 to help increase awareness on Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) and to ensure that people living with this disorder have access to the quality healthcare that they deserve.  Since the recognition and declaration of June 19th as the World Sickle Cell Day by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008, the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) has always organized week-long activities to commemorate the day.  The (SCAF) has grown tremendously in its five years of existence, from an extracurricular club in the Nigerian Law School, to one of the most influential sickle cell NGO’s in Nigeria.  They aim to ensure that people living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) receive the best possible healthcare to improve their quality of life.  The Dream of the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) is that no child is birth inheriting sickle cell anemia and persons living with the disorder have access to quality and affordable health care services.  In other to achieve this goal, SCAF has established numerous initiatives that aims to promote wide spread awareness of Sickle Cell thus reducing birth and mortality rate attributed to sickle cell anemia.  You can follow her on Instagram @kkazinge1 and her sickle cell page @scafnigeria.  Her website is  https://scaf.org.ng/.

 

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