To further drive prevention of SCD through awareness programmes, SCHAF took the message of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) to NYSC Orientation Camp Iseyin Oyo State on Wednesday 3rd May 2023.
The awareness programme featured health talk titled “A Community Approach to the Reduction of Sickle Cell Disease in Oyo State Nigeria: NYSC as a Vehicle of Change.” The awareness talk was delivered to about 4,000 corp members. Soldiers and members of NYSC staff also benefitted from the health awareness talks delivered by the Director of Operations, Mr Abayomi Odetunde. The corpers were charged to know their genotypes, make informed decisions on future partners for procreation and spread the prevention message to the nooks and crannies of their places of primary assignment when posted.
SCHAF equally distributed SCD information, education and communication materials to the individuals present. At the end of the lecture, corp members asked questions bothering them on genotypes and sickle cell disease and were answered satisfactorily by Mr Abayomi Odetunde.