To commemorate Sickle Cell Awareness Month, on Saturday, September 23, 2023, Brain and Body Foundation in collaboration with Embrace Kids Foundation, Tackle Sickle Cell and Federal Ministry of Health held the annual Sickle Cell Event for children with sickle cell disease in Nigeria. It was a day of celebration and support for these amazing children and their families.

We are so grateful to everyone who came out to support the Sickle Cell Annual Event. It was a truly special day, and we know that it made a difference in the lives of the children who attended.

Embrace Kids Foundation and Tackle Sickle Cell proudly sponsor PROJECT SCD NIGERIA.


We are delighted to share a brief report on the recent event dedicated to supporting children affected by sickle cell disease (SCD). Your presence and contributions have made a significant impact, and we want to express our gratitude.

  • Number of SCD Kids: We were thrilled to have 100 children with sickle cell disease in attendance, creating a warm and supportive environment for them.

  • Distribution of CITAMIL: Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to distribute 100 bottles of CITAMIL, a crucial supplement that plays a vital role in managing SCD symptoms and improving the overall well-being of these children.

  • Follow-Up Plans: Our commitment doesn’t end with the event. We have outlined a comprehensive follow-up plan to ensure continued support for the kids affected by sickle cell disease. This includes regular check-ins, providing educational resources, and facilitating access to necessary healthcare services.

  • Financial Overview: The total cost incurred for the distribution of CITAMIL supplements was approximately $2,000 USD. The support from our sponsors and donors has directly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for these children, and we are truly grateful for your generosity.

Once again, thank you for being an integral part of this initiative. Your support is making a positive difference in the lives of those affected by sickle cell disease.

CITAMIL beneficiaries alongside BBF personnel and volunteers.

Most importantly, the event was a chance for children with sickle cell disease to come together and support each other. They were able to connect with other children who understand what they’re going through, and they had a lot of fun in the process.


Dr. Bashirat Hassan Olamide, lauded the amazing BBF team she worked with at the Project SCD Nigeria: Sickle Cell Annual Event 2023, who made the experience pleasant and stress-free.
BBF’s Head Volunteer, Goodness Nwakwasi, discusses encouraging progress report of some of our patients who were interviewed at the Project SCD NIgeria: Sickle Cell Annual Event 2023.
BBF’s Head of Research, Solomon Adomi, highlights remarkable developments from our SCD patients, at the Project SCD Nigeria: Sickle Cell Annual Event 2023.
Accounting Expert and Financial Analyst, Mr Patrick Itah applauds Dr. David Ajibade and the BBF team for their dedication to improving the health of children with sickle cell disease in Nigeria.