Jan - March 2016
July-Sept  2016
HYDROXYUREA

14-year-old with avascular necrosis
(AVN) recovers speedily
Children forget Sickle Cell pain
Hospitalization down to few or NONE
in years.
6TH African SCD Symposium
endorses Hydroxyurea for Africa.
DIARY: (Nigeria!) An incredible tale of
well-educated folks, scientists, VIPs
seeking cures  for SCD at the hands of
alternative medical practitioners!
CORPORATE SOCIAL
RESPONSIBILITY
: Sujimoto
Construction wades into crises of
ignorance
1.  M O N E Y: The Financial Toll of SCD  … by the time a survivor reaches 45
years of age, millions from insurance or out of pocket would have been spent....
How corruption shortens life in Africa. Families pushed to the brink of poverty
by repeated illness
2. Olusegun Obasanjo: several of his siblings and none of his half-brothers and
sisters survived infancy. Yoruba culture said it was abiku’. We now know it was
SCD
3. Ambassador (Chief) Yomi Akintola, Bashorun of Ogbomoso: ‘My Daughter’s
SCD proved amenable to management’
4. Pastor Dickson Ibekwe, Chairman, Dabma Sickle Cell Foundation: ‘It’s high
time NIGERIA DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY ON SCD!’
5. INTERVIEW: Arafa Salim Said, President/CEO, Sickle Cell Patients’
Community of Tanzania Sickle Cell, on pregnancy and motherhood
6. Trado-Medical Practitioner pledged $27000 to rid child of SCD crises for 12
months!
April-June  2016
• Father, Daughter, Log 135
years of life with SCD!
• The challenges of
transitioning from paediatric
to adult care.
• World Sickle Cell Day –
reports from around the globe
• Hadiza Buhari: My Passion
For SCD sparked by relatives
with the disease
• Shortage of Transplant
Organs: Scientists grow
human organs in Pigs!
• In Memoriam: ‘Matriarch of
Sickle Cell’, Vernice Joyner-
Hopkins (1920-1994)
Oct - Dec  2016
ISSN 2141-1093
1. Choosing your baby's
genotype
with
Pre-implantation Genetic
Diagnosis (PIGD
)
2.
Interview with
Professor Oladapo
Adenrele Ashiru (
OFR),
pioneer of IVF, PIGD in
Nigeria
3. FGN revives
Niprisan
with 'social production''
for Nigerians only
4.
'SCD will never get me
kissing the dust again!' -
Olufemi Daniel
5. Book Review
The
Morpher
pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
sickle cell news april-june 2016
hydroxyurea in sickle cell disease management
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