H.E Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

( Former President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria )
2019 Sickle Cell Advocacy Contest

Dr. SickleCell (DSC) and Sickle Cell 101 are pleased to announce the launch of the 1st Sickle Cell Advocacy Contest. This contest aims to highlight the key role sickle cell advocacy organizations, individuals, patient representative organizations and other private, governmental bodies or non-governmental organizations play in promoting inclusion, prevention, education and general public awareness on sickle cell especially in low and middle income countries by showcasing their advocacy success stories and initiatives.


As defined by DSC, Sickle Cell Advocacy refers to activities and/or initiatives that are designed to promote general public awareness and education about sickle cell, to reduce the global sickle cell burden, to promote greater equity and to promote inclusion of sickle cell control into national and world health agenda by engaging governments, decision makers and other key stakeholders, sharing knowledge, facilitating collaborations & partnerships, dispelling myths and stigmatization and empowering the affected population through effective use of evidence, fund raising, joint advocacy drive, effecting policies and cross sector collaborations, activating the media, cross border initiatives and more..

We are looking to highlight high-impact advocacy stories and initiatives from Advocacy agencies, Patient representative organizations, Individuals or other public/private bodies that demonstrate the tangible results of sickle cell advocacy in relation with any of the following;

1: Enabling Policies and System reform
2: Universal Health Coverage and Sickle cell
3: Public Education and Awareness
4: Equality and access to optimum care
5: Fundraising
6: Inclusion in National and Global health agenda

7. Community Engagement

Winners of the 2019 Sickle Cell Advocacy Contest will;
Win $500 in Grant prize
Get 3 Complimentary Congress Pass (including Congress Dinner Tickets) to attend the ACSCD 2019 worth up to $700
Have their profile and Campaign photos featured in the congress brochure and website.
Present their advocacy stories/initiatives in the “Sickle Cell in Focus” Hub at ACSCD 2019
Be awarded a Mentorship Opportunity at Sickle Cell 101
Be awarded a Certificate of Recognition.

Honorable Mentions of the 2019 Sickle Cell Advocacy Contest will be granted;
3 Complimentary Congress Pass (including Congress Dinner Tickets) to attend the ACSCD 2019 worth up to $700
Campaign photos will be featured on the website.
Mentorship on Advocacy using new media
Certificate of recognition.

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African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease