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Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation

Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with one goal: to ease the burden of sickle cell disease in Nigeria through education, awareness, and care.

Based in Ibadan, Nigeria, with a US Subsidiary, we work with patients, families, volunteers, donors, and partners both locally and abroad to improve outcomes and make a difference in the lives of everyone affected by SCD in Nigeria - where we have the highest rates of SCD in the world.

With a team of experts and a wealth of international research and experience, we work side by side with communities to create lasting change.



About SCHAF

The Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF)

PILLARS

  • Prevention
  • Care
  • Research
  • VISION

    Our vision is to reduce the burden of Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria through awareness, care and research.

    MISSION

    We raise awareness of SCD in Nigeria through key advocacy initiatives and programs. Our approach combines health education, genotype and genetic counselling. We hope to remove the biases and stigma around SCD through compassion and education. We are blessed with a multidisciplinary team of medical and community-oriented professionals, all working together to empower patients and their families to live better, healthier lives. We work with global institutions to provide cutting-edge research and SCD training to improve patient outcomes. Our efforts are made possible through the generosity of caring individuals, corporations, and foundations both locally and abroad.

    ABOUT US

    Nigeria has the largest number of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) patients in the world. Over 50 million (25% of the country's population) is affected by SCD. We are committed to changing this. Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF) is a Non-Governmental Organization committed to reducing the burden of SCD in Nigeria through awareness, care and research. We are deeply rooted in the community and in our patient's lives. With a team of experts and a wealth of international research and experience, we believe in celebrating life and encouraging those affected by SCD and their families to hope for a better future. Our efforts are made possible through the generosity of partners, individuals and corporations, both locally and abroad.

    MOTTO/TAGLINE

    Together, we can reduce the burden of Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria.

    WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

    Expertise - A global network of scientists, geneticists, counsellors, healthcare professionals, including a UNESCO awarded scientist and founder

    Healthcare Workers Training - We train nurses and clinic staff to treat SCD patients suffering from leg ulcers

    Know Your Genotype (KYG) Club - Youth empowerment clubs to drive SCD awareness & engagement in local communities

    National Youth Service Commission (NYSC) Partnership - Partnering with NYSC graduates to scale SCD awareness across Nigeria

    Global Research - We collaborate with international institutions on SCD research and understanding the impact of HIV, Hepatitis and Malaria on patient outcomes

    Local Impact - We are deeply rooted in the community - we've hosted many grassroots programs across local schools, churches, mosques and universities