Samira Sanusi Sickle Cell Foundation is a Non-profit organization dedicated to catering for Sickle Cell disease patients. The foundation works tirelessly to ensure the prevention, management, control and cure of Sickle Cell Anaemia in Nigeria. It was founded by Samira Haruna Sanusi, a young lady born with Sickle Cell Anaemia. Sickle Cell Anaemia took over most of her childhood and life and at the age of 15, she developed serious health complications due to Sickle Cell Disease which sent her on a 7-year journey to fight for her health, life and the disease that was slowly destroying her body and life.
In the middle of this darkness, is where she found hope - in the form of a Bone Marrow Transplant which is now known as a cure for Sickle Cell Disease. Samira and her sister had a successful Bone Marrow transplant and are now AA and healthier than they have been all their lives.
Now, SSSCF is a fully unified team of members who share same values when it comes to Sickle Cell Disease; volunteers who donate their time, expertise & resources towards executing our agendas and student-based Community Development building (both Secondary & University level community development entries).
Samira Sanusi Sickle Cell Foundation aims to spread our message of awareness and hope. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.
We also support and work with hospitals, health organisations and the government on research and development that would provide Sickle Cell patients with better healthcare and an improved standard of living. To work towards the possibility of finding a permanent solution and cure to Sickle Cell Anaemia and making this cure accessible for the common man. To inspire and engage communities towards creating awareness about Sickle Cell Disease and the importance of genotype tests in the hopes of having a Sickle Cell and pain free generation.
What We Do
Raising funds that would cover the costs of care, basic medications and hospital treatments for low-income families living with Sickle Cell. To provide affordable routine checkups, blood count and health evaluation for patients. To encourage patients to become advocates in their schools and communities, creating awareness and encouraging genotype tests in pre-marital screenings. Our hope is to reach as many Sickle Cell Patients as we can, and to provide them with the basic and daily medications they need but can't afford by assisting existing and established Sickle Cell organisations and clinics with medications and other supplies to help patients in need.
"There's nothing more important than our good health - that's our principal capital asset".