Dr. Peter Nde Fon, CEO of Solidarity Clinic, says creating awareness of the Sickle Cell condition is a laudable initiative.
The medic made the remark during a workshop, which was aimed at creating awareness amongst those living with the disease alongside their families recently.
He called on the public not to stigmatise those suffering from the disease. According to him, those suffering from the disease are like other normal human beings.
To Sickle Cell patients, the Medic advised them to drink a lot of water, eat balance diet, avoid alcohol, smoking among others in other to remain healthy and avoid crisis.
Going by him, it is only through better management of the disease that patients suffering from it can avoid crisis and live longer.
He further warned that those suffering from Sickle Cell should not get married because they might give birth to children who are carriers of Sickle Cell.
For her part, Nicoline Ekei Neba, Coordinator of Jackson Sickle Cell Foundation, said the reason for the workshop was to educate, create awareness and also to give free medications to those living with the Sickle Cell disease.
“The rationale of this workshop was to create awareness, educate and give free medication to the “warriors”. Through this, lives will be saved. We had to create awareness because since there isn’t any cure for the disease, awareness is cure.”
Founded in 2017 by Kuna Sikod, the Jackson Sickle Cell Foundation aims at helping, encouraging and educating those living with Sickle Cell Disease in Cameroon.
*Source: The Post