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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 Read more about AWANA CAMP 2016.[…]

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WINTER HAS COME!!!

Well, not really and no this is not a Game of Thrones review. More accurately the harmattan has arrived. If you live in West Africa though, this is all the winter you get. The harmattan, which begins from November and ends in March is a dry dusty wind which blows from the Northeast and West Read more about WINTER HAS COME!!![…]

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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 Read more about World Sickle Cell Day Report- 2016.[…]

Team Care Slashes Deaths From Pregnancy In Sickle Cell Anemia in Ghana. 

 http://www.forbes.com/sites/elaineschattner/2016/12/04/team-care-slashes-the-maternal-death-rate-in-sickle-cell-anemia/#53d8a64134c1 Life saving Sickle Cell Research making real impact in Ghana.  We are glad to see this work published and have quantifiable outcomes that improve the lives of persons living with Sickle Cell Disease. We hope for more of such interventions across several medical disciplines to further improve the quality of life of patients. Congratulations Read more about Team Care Slashes Deaths From Pregnancy In Sickle Cell Anemia in Ghana. […]

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Folic Acid.

Sickle Cell Disease is characterised by a reduction in the lifespan of Red Blood Cells. These Red Blood Cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to various parts of the body. Normal Red Blood Cells have a lifespan of about 120 days. In patients with Sickle Cell Disease/Anaemia, this is reduced. The Red Blood Cells breakdown Read more about Folic Acid.[…]

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THE SICKLING TEST.

Narratives (after a sickling test): Health worker: Your sickling test is positive, which means you have Sickle Cell Disease. Patient: That explains why I am always ill. Health worker: Your sickling test is positive, which means you have Sickle Cell Disease. Patient: Are you sure, but I hardly fall sick. Health worker: Your sickling test is Read more about THE SICKLING TEST.[…]

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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. Read more about Health Talk-Resurrection Presbyterian Church.[…]

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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 Read more about FEDERATION OF GHANA CATHOLIC HEALTH TRAINEES CONGRESS 2016.[…]

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My Sickle Life: The Pain.

I woke up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, in excruciating pain. The pain was located over the centre of my chest and I knew this was definitely a bad sign. The night was about to get long. Really long. Having experienced this several times before, I braced myself for the worst. Read more about My Sickle Life: The Pain.[…]

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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 Read more about THE SOMPRE PROJECT.[…]

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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 Read more about Sickle Cell Awareness Survey.[…]

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My Sickle Life: The Plan Had Changed!

Have you ever thought of or experienced anything that could change your life and cause a wave of worry and despair to the people that care about you? I have! I wish it were merely a disaster or an apocalyptic destruction or something that could be managed temporarily and not permanently distort my life. However, Read more about My Sickle Life: The Plan Had Changed![…]

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Loving Logically.

Love, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is a strong or constant affection for a person while logic, simply, is a proper or reasonable way of thinking about or understanding something. Conventional wisdom dictates that these two are mutually exclusive. After all, how can anyone attempt to be smart or logical about love? Lori Foster says, Read more about Loving Logically.[…]

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Remembering Paul… (2)

It’s hard to eulogize someone when the very process feels like ceding to a mutual enemy, but this is important. It must be done. Ours was not a chance encounter. Earliest I can remember, my mom would always encourage me to aspire to more and to be more. Disease was not a limitation, illness was Read more about Remembering Paul… (2)[…]

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Remembering Paul… (1)

Dr. Paul Mensah qualified as a medical doctor from the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) in 2002. He joined the Department of Haematology in April 2004 as a medical officer. He was an intelligent, hardworking and meticulous person who carried out his work with great passion. In October 2007, he became the first person Read more about Remembering Paul… (1)[…]