The present state of sickle cell disease in Africa and the world presents a unique opportunity for relevant stakeholders with an overarching vision to positively impact on the disease to pull resources together and address the disease burden. At DSC, we recognize the growing burden of sickle cell disease and are working with partners to overcome the disease in Nigeria, Africa and the World around.
Our vision — a world where people affected by or living with sickle cell disease live full and healthy lives free from the burden of pain episodes, stigma & discrimination, preventable disability and death.LEARN MORE
people live with SCD in Nigeria alone, making it the highest prevalence globally
of the Nigerian population are healthy carriers of the sickle cell trait
SCD is estimated to be the 6th leading cause of infant death in Nigeria
ACSCD2019 - The First African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease
Nigeria was the beacon of the fight against Sickle Cell Disease in Africa from 31 October to 2 November 2019 with over 350 delegates from 18+ countries convening in Lagos for the 1st African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease.
Held under the High Patronage of His Excellency Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and under the theme of 'Overcoming Sickle Cell Disease - Power of the Collective Voice', the Congress addressed critical issues such as prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, equality and accessibility, and sickle cell control systems through a series of plenary sessions, panel discussions and dedicated symposia.LEARN MORE