MENTORS MATTER!

Dr. Buadu (Sickle Life) and Medical Students (facing camera) interacting with clients at the adolescent clinic. ​Living with a chronic medical condition is quite difficult for children and especially difficult through adolescence as young people transition into adulthood. We often begin to wonder why we are different, why us in particular, why so many medications to[…]

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Sickle Life Mentorship Project Volunteer Form.

The Sickle Life Mentorship Project comes off on Saturday 26th August 2017.  Our aim is to assist in the transition of teenagers living with sickle cell disease from the paediatric to adult Sickle Cell Clinic at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.  Activities include talks on: SCD and medication adherence. Development and body changes. School life and peer pressure.[…]

​USA- FDA Approves New Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease.

(This article was first published on Medscape.) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved L-glutamine oral powder (Endari, Emmaus Medical Inc) to reduce severe complications of sickle cell disease in patients aged 5 years and older with the disorder. This is the first approval for the rare disorder in almost 20 years. “Endari[…]

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WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY, 2017- Know Your Sickle Status Now.

World Sickle Cell Day is commemorated annually on the 19th June to draw attention to Sickle Cell Disease globally. In 2017, The Information Services Department (ISD), Obuasi district organized a number of events from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd June 2017 to draw attention to this condition within the district. Under the theme, “KNOW YOUR[…]

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WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY 2017- Activities. 

Wednesday, 7th June 6pm- Radio, Obuasi Tuesday 13th June  Health talk and free Sickle Cell Screening (Hb Electophoresis Tests) Organised by Sickle Cell, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Odorgono Secondary School  500 students and staff tested ​ Saturday 17th June 5pm- Class FM Monday 19th June  8am- MultiTv  10am-Adom Fm  11am- TV 3 (Documentary Recording)  5pm- Radio[…]

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2016.

“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” ~ DeAnn Hollis. 2016 was truly an impressive year for Sickle Life in many respects. Beyond the formalization of our activities as a non-governmental organization in Ghana and successful[…]

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​Stakeholder Meeting on draft Standard Treatment Guidelines/ Essential Medicines List.

2017 has begun in earnest for Sickle Life. Our first engagement of the year was the stakeholder meeting on the draft Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG) and Essential Medicines List (EML) held on Tuesday the 10th of January 2017 at the Miklin Hotel Accra. In attendance were representatives of the Ministry of Health (MOH); medical experts[…]

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AWANA CAMP 2016.

At the end of 2016, among the activities we undertook, Sickle Life was honoured to interact with members of the AWANA CLUB at a health talk organized at their annual camp. This talk, on Sickle Cell Disease, was on Friday 30th January 2016 at the Pope John Senior High School and Junior Seminary, Koforidua (the[…]

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World Sickle Cell Day Report- 2016.

    Hello everyone, it’s been quite an interesting week in Ghana. Congratulations to Ghanaians for generally peaceful elections and the ongoing transition process. We at Sickle Life are earnestly looking forward to 2017 with all the opportunities it holds. First however, we need to address the elephant in the room, The 2016 World Sickle[…]

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Launch of National Healthcare Quality Strategy (NQS). 

A SPEECH PRESENTED BY DR. SEFAKOR ENAM BANKAS ON “LISTENING AND HEARING THE PATIENT’S VOICE IN THE CARE PROCESS ALL THE TIME” ON THE OCCASION OF THE LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH QUALITY STRATEGY (NQS) AT THE LA PALM ROYAL BEACH HOTEL ON THURSDAY, 1st DECEMBER 2016. Mr. Chairman; Representative of the Honorable Minister of Health; Chief[…]

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August – November 2016

    Hello everyone! It’s been a while hasn’t it? We trust you have been well. For all our followers via sicklelife.org only, it may seem like an eternity but we assure you, Sickle Life has been working behind the scenes to create awareness about Sickle Cell Disease. Do follow us on Social media (Facebook-Sickle Life, Instagram/ Twitter-[…]

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Adeiso Health Centre Outreach.

Sickle Life was invited by Millennium Christian Women’s Network to give a talk on Sickle Cell Disease and offer medical care to the people of Adieso. VENUE: ADEISO HEALTH CENTRE DATE: 11 JUNE 2016 TIME: 10am – 4pm Education and Information about Sickle Cell Disease to help you make an informed life choice. #SickleLife  

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World Sickle Cell Day, June 19th.

The World Health Organization (WHO)  through World Health Days draws attention to various medical conditions and other public health concerns. Examples of these include World Malaria, Breast Feeding, AIDS, Blood Donor and Toilet Day to mention a few. World Health Days and the global commemorations associated with them, draw attention to specific health needs and may[…]

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Health Talk-Resurrection Presbyterian Church.

On Sunday the 17th of April 2016, Sickle Life was privileged to fellowship with members of the Resurrection Presbyterian Church, Agbogba on the first day of their Young Adults Fellowship (YAF) week celebration. This was a health talk on the topic Sickle Cell Disease. It was delivered by Sickle Life founder, Dr. Sefakor Enam Bankas.[…]

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COMBATING SICKLE CELL THROUGH AWARENESS- The FGCHT experience.

Under the auspices of His Lordship, Most Reverend Bishop Agyekum Afrira, the Federation of Ghana Catholic Health Trainees (FGCHT), held their 15th annual congress at the Don Bosco Training Institute in Accra from the 14th to 17th of April 2016 on the theme COMBATING SICKLE CELL DISEASE THROUGH AWARENESS. A Sickle Cell awareness talk was[…]

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FEDERATION OF GHANA CATHOLIC HEALTH TRAINEES CONGRESS 2016.

The Federation of Ghana Catholic Health Trainees (FGCHT) is an  association comprising students of all Health institutions in Ghana who identify with the Catholic faith and doctrines. Every year since its formation in 1999, members assemble in one of its member institutions to undertake most primarily, a major project of germane National health interest. This[…]

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The Sompre Experience.

I was forced to believe INSPYA had been in existence for more than 10 years. The connection was great, too many nice people under one umbrella~ Nii Otto (INSPYA) The Sompre Project organized by INSPYA Ghana was an amazing experience for the Sickle Life team. Collaborating with the Jessy Dadzie Foundation as health partners, the[…]

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THE SOMPRE PROJECT.

INSPYA (Inspiring Youth Achievement) in line with its aim of encouraging, supporting and inspiring young people to achieve their ambitions is embarking on a mentorship and education trip to Sompre and its surrounding communities within the Wassa Amenfi West District of the Western Region of Ghana from Thursday the 17th of March to Sunday 20th[…]

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#SickleCellAwareness

A group of medical students from the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry engendered by the loss of their patient to Sickle cell disease started the #SickleCellAwareness campaign. Sickle Life, like many others concerned about sickle cell disease in Ghana, joined the campaign and saw it rise to a twitter trend on Saturday 6th[…]

Sickle Cell Awareness Survey.

Please click the link below to answer 2 questions to help Sickle Life serve you better. Click here: Sickle Cell Awareness Survey.   (Please click this link: Sickle Cell Awareness Survey to complete the survey.) This survey is confidential and safe. You are not required to identify yourself. Please answer once and invite your friends and family to[…]