World Sickle Cell Day is celebrated all over the world on June 19th each year with an aim of increasing public awareness on this lethal ailment and managing it effectively in collaboration with health professionals, families and public as a whole.
In 2016, our sister organization Africa Sickle Cell Centre for Education and Research (ASCC4ER) worked to raise awareness in Maidstone by hosting the ‘Know Your Genotype’ event for doctors, nurses, social workers and supporters of our cause.
In honor of World Sickle Cell Day 2017, Sickle Cell Intervention CEO Augusta Koroma appeared on a TV program on BEN TV in London to raise awarness about the disease. Our theme was ‘Stop the Stigma!’ Health related stigma is a big issue when it comes to sickle cell patients. Health care professionals needs to broader insights through training to learn more about the disease itself and how to manage it successfully.