by Augustus Bill
In a bid to Salvage the growing mortality rate and dire consequences of sickle cell disorder in Anambra State, the Association of Persons Living with Sickle Cell Disorder has embarked on a city wide sensitization across Missionary Secondary schools in the state. The Sensitization, which recorded a huge turn out off students and staff and Students at All Saints Seminary School Ekwulobia Aguata and St Mary the Virgin convent Ufuma Orumba North , was aimed at Sensitizing students on the implications of Genotype and the Consequences of their ignorance to such knowledge.
Speaking during the sensitization campaign at All Saints Seminary School Ekwulobia and St Mary The Virgin Convent Ufuma. The Coordinator of the Association, Aisha Edward, admonished the students on importance of knowing their genotype at their teenage, as it will help them avoid several future mistakes that lead to sickle cell disorder. She highlighted that adults living with sickle cell disorder can control the rate of their crisis, by taking good care of themselves, except for occasions when they are faced with what they can't control like emotions and psychological State
The principals of All saints Seminary. and At. Mary the Virgin Convent, Mr Gabriel Emenari and Mrs Chinyere Osinachi Applauded the sickle cell group for her Exploits in ensuring that the message is spread around. He further said that the sensitization was not just enough for staff and Students but should be extended to the PTA, as parents need the message to understand how to care for persons living with the disorder.
The ongoing sensitization has received the blessings of the Archbishop of Aguata Anglican Archdiocese, Rt. Rev. Christian Efobi, who was also represented by Rev.Cannon Kenneth Maduka Maduka . His Grace Efobi also approved the sensitization campaigns as a provincial project, while calling on other bishops to lend their support to the ongoing Campaign especially in the circulation of the sickle cell sensitization booklet, which would aid students to understand better about