World Sickle Cell Day 2012 at Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria
Let’s celebrate World Sickle Cell Day on June 19, the date in 2008 when the United Nations adopted a resolution recognizing Sickle Cell Disorder as a public health concern.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Keeping Hope Alive’ – promoting support and improving the quality of lives of affected persons.
As part of activities to celebrate this year’s event, Sickle Cell Foundation will hold a press conference, on the 13th June 2012, 10.30 am at the National Sickle Cell Centre, Opposite LUTH, to increase awareness and discuss the impact of the disorder on affected persons and their families.
A Public Lecture, organized in collaboration with Sickle Cell Club Lagos, will hold on Tuesday, 19th June 2012, titled ‘Contraception, Pregnancy & Child Birth in persons with Sickle Cell Disorder’. It will highlight issues affected persons are faced with in adulthood and the need for a collaborative approach in their management.
The Lecture will be delivered by Professor Bose Afolabi, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) at the National Sickle Centre, Idi Araba at 12noon. The event will attract about 500 guests including Health Care workers, Doctors, Patients, students and other stakeholders.