The Sickle Cell Patient Health Promotion Centre (SCPHPC) which evolved out of the desire to assist the less privileged sickle cell patients in the community. At the initial stage, the SCPHPC was rendering assistance informally.
The main focus of the SCPHPC is to provide medical and pharmaceutical support to the poor and needy sickle cell patients in the locality.
SCPHPC aims to establish, run and manage a specialist hospital for the treatment, control and management of sickle cell anaemia and related ailments; and collaborate with other organizations towards addressing the aforementioned.
With a view to achieving the aims and objectives outlined above, the SCPHPC has been operating in two broad ways:
3.2 Weekly Clinics
3.2.1 The SCPHPC organizes weekly clinics in which registered patients are grouped into eight (8), each group is given a day once a month for attending the clinic. Mondays and Wednesdays have been set aside as clinic days.
Health talks, counseling, tests for the newly enlisted patients and referrals (as the case may be) are part of the weekly activities of the SCPHPC. Patients are given routine/supportive drugs which will take them to their next clinic day.
3.3 Mobile Clinics
3.3.1 Mobile clinic is organized once a month by the SCPHPC on a selected locality. This is always achieved through the collaboration and support from the traditional authorities of the selected area. Home and hospital visits to patients in critical and crises situation are being carried out during the mobile clinic days.
4.1 The Sickle Cell Patient Health Promotion Centre’s sources of funds are as follows:
iii. Donations/Grants from Government, NGOs and Donor Agencies.
5.1 The SCPHPC has recorded numerous achievements since its inception in 2008. The following are some of the achievements:
iii. The SCPHPC has been included in the African Sickle Cell Club;
vii. The SCPHPC commenced the publication of its quarterly Magazine in January 2010;
viii. The SCPHPC has conducted a one-day capacity development workshop for its staff and volunteers of the Centre;
6.1 The major constraint of the SCPHPC had been the dearth of funds. The Centre
had been struggling to run and execute its activities. The major source of revenue for
the activities of the Centre has been through donations from individuals and other
institutions, which at present; resources are not forthcoming due to economic factors
and as the economy did not favour many including our sponsors.
7.1 This is the body responsible for the implementation of all SCPHPC’s activities
and programs. It serves as the Secretariat of the Board of Trustees of the Centre.
The following constitute membership of the Executive Committee and it meets once
iii. The Secretary General;
vii. Legal Adviser;
viii. Public Relation Officer; and
8.1 The highest decision making arm of the SCPHPC is the Board of Trustees. This presently consists of ten (10) members. The Executive Committee of the SCPHPC implements decisions made by the Board of Trustees. On an advisory capacity, the SCPHPC also maintains a three (3) member Committee of Patrons for guidance and advice.
8.2 The names of members of the different arms of the SCPHPC are highlighted as follows:
Members of the Board of Trustees
iii. Alh. Kabir Yahaya
vii. Haj. Rabi Coomassie
viii. Haj. Binta Shehu Yar’adua
Committee of Patrons
The Emir of Katsina,
Alhaji Abdulmu’min Kabir Usman
iii. Hajiya A’isha Aliko Mohammed
Members of the Executive Committee
10.1 The Sickle Cell Patient Health Promotion Centre has the following future programs:
iii. To establish and manage its own Specialist Hospitals for the treatment, management and control of the sickle cell anaemia; and