As part of activities marking this year’s World Sickle Cell Day, Valuechain Sickle Cell Foundation, has donated drugs and insecticide treated nets (ITNs) to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna
During the visit on Wednesday, the Foundation donated drugs to the hospital management for onward distribution to patients suffering from Sickle Cell Disease.
Founder of Valuechain Sickle Cell Foundation and publisher Valuechain Magazine, Musa Bashir Usman in his remarks, said that they were also at the hospital to sensitize citizens.
He said the Foundation was initiated because they know the pains the patients go through when in a crisis of sickle cell.
According to Bashir, “We are here to support patients with the little we have and the donations we received.”
He said sensitisation was important to let people know how they can be affected by sickle cell and ways they can manage the symptoms.
Valuechain Sickle Cell Foundation CEO advised that whoever is a patient of sickle cell deserves a lot of love and affection to strengthen them.
He said they were at Barau Dikko days ahead of the World Sickle Cell Day, because it is the clinical day of the patients.
He further said that other hospitals like the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) and another in Kaduna metropolis will also be visited.
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