It was the monthly meeting of the Sickle Cell Club, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. The previous day, June 19, was World Sickle Cell Day, appointed by the United Nations and the World Health Organization. In Nigeria, as in most parts of the world, the 2017 Sickle Cell Day celebrations was a week-long series of activities.
Ikorodu Sickle Cell Club marked the day by distributing free SCD medications and supplements to its members over 2 days. The medications and supplements were provided with 100% support from Richard Coker Foundation (RCF).
The RCF also made donations to the African Sickle Cell News Foundation Magazines and Dr. Amina Ogbachi, a club member facing the challenge of kidney failure.