Come and join us as we come together to learn, train and celebrate our efforts to eradicate Sickle Cell Disease.
Plans & Goals
The 2015 World Sickle Cell Celebrations is scheduled to take place from 18th -19th June 2015, at the Auditorium, National Trauma Centre, National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria. This event is being planned by the Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria.
The Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria (SCSSN) is an umbrella body that brings together Nigerian doctors, scientists, NGOs and patients with interest in sickle cell disease (SCD), both within the country and in Diaspora. The Society has made progress in advocacy for the control of (SCD), building collaborations for scientific research and establishing guidelines for uniform management of patients with the disease at primary secondary and tertiary health care levels. This has been done by working closely with the government, professional groups both within the country and in Diaspora.
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Control of Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria at Primary Care Level’ with sub theme “Collaboration for the Control of Sickle Cell Disease in West Africa”. Our goal is to explore ways of expanding sickle cell care into primary health care settings where majority of Nigerians live by leveraging on and using existing infrastructure and programs that have worked at that level.ming as we also intend to have training for the media at this meeting. This will be a great opportunity for anyone wishing to make an entry into the Nigerian market for any product. View Event