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Sickle Cell magazine launches free online edition

By Paul Adunwoke   |   21 January 2015   |   11:00 pm  

SICKLE Cell News and World Report, Magazine Ikorodu, Lagos, has launched free online edition of the magazine in other to get across to its readers all over the world through online. 

   This was made available through press release signed by public relation Officer of the magazine Victor Damilola. He said that Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inheritable and incurable condition of the red blood cells with often far-reaching consequences. 

    True to a pledge made at the end of 2014 to reposition sickle cell awareness in Africa and worldwide, the publishers of African Sickle Cell News & World Report have now made available for free digital copies of the latest and some past editions of the magazine.

    Damilola said:  “We have made available online highlights of the January-March 2015 edition include a statement by Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, Nigeria’s Supervisory Minister of Health, that sickle cell disease affects some 100 million people globally, articles and interviews on an encouraging new treatment for Priapism, a sickle cell complication that affects only males, and downloads of sickle cell disease information in Nigeria’s three main languages (Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba). 

    “Other highlights include that of a 67 year old with sickle cell disease who has never received blood transfusion as well as a report on the high incidence of sickle cell disease in Niger Republic”.

 “Although the United Nations in 2008 described sickle cell diseases as a ‘global public health priority’ and declared a World Sickle Cell Day (June 19 of every year), ignorance of the 100 percent preventable blood disorder is rife. It is estimated that 3 to 5 million Nigerians have full-blown sickle cell while over 40 million have the sickle cell trait”.

“Free copies of the magazine are available online at www.scdjournl.com” he said.



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