2015 World Sickle Cell Day Abuja Logistics

Dear All, Good day and I trust this meets you well. Please see below for very important information on the 2015 Sickle Cell Day conference: Venue: The conference will hold at the Auditorium, Trauma Centre, National Hospital Abuja on Independence Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja. Welcome/Registration: Registration begins at 8.00am prompt on Thursday, June 18th 2015 at the conference.  Registration fee for the conference is 10,000 Naira to be paid on arrival at the venue. Trav...
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World Sickle Cell Day Abstract Submission

Dear All This is to remind us that the deadline for the submission of abstract for the upcoming (18-19TH June 2015) Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria 2015 World Sickle Cell Day Celebrations is fast approaching. The deadline for submission of abstract is 6th June 2015. Abstract should be structured as follows: The title, list of authors, institutions/affiliation and emails of corresponding author, Background, Aims/Objectives, Methodology, Results and Conclusions. Note: Ma...
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Meeting Minutes

At its first meeting on 12th of January 2011, at the New Chelsea Hotel in Abuja, the Steering Committee outlined the following priorities for the network and appointed co-chairs to be in charge of each Registration.  (Co-Chairs – Dr.  Funke Lawson and Mrs. Badiya Inuwa) It is difficult for us to operate as a corporate entity with the rights to raise funds and act as a recognized advocacy group without being officially registered with the relevant Nigerian authorities. For this purpose to...
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Priorities

The Steering Committee meeting was held on the 12th of January 2011 at the New Chelsea Hotel in Abuja. The minutes of the meeting were circulated to all members including those who were absent at the meeting. There have been some suggestions, which have either been incorporated or we intend to pursue. While the minutes are hereby attached , I want to stress on what our immediate priorities should be. These are predicated on the objectives of the Network and on the proposed Working Groups for whi...
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Scholarships

Below are the recipients of FIOCRUZ Scholarships for Study in Brazilian Universities. PhD Degree Dr. Ademola Adegoke of Department of Paediatrics and Child health Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Dr. Oladele Olatunya of Department of Paediatrics and Child health at the Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti Dr. Uche Ndidi, Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Dr. Mahmoud Ma’arouf, Department of Community Health, Amino Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano MSc Degree ...
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2015 WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY CELEBRATION

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) ...
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WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF SCSSN

With its current population at 167 million, Nigeria is the most populous African country. It has the highest sickle cell disease (SCD) burden in the world with ~19 of 1000 births affected with the disease. Although there have been several SCD associations and other non-governmental organizations devoted to the disease, a concerted truly national advocacy group had been lacking. At the global SCD congress in Accra in July 2010, the Nigerian delegates met and decided to launch the Sickle Cell S...
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