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The SOM Sickle Cell Foundation is a not for profit, Non-Governmental Organization based in Abuja-FCT. Established in September 2021, and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT/No.165884) and registered with the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) with TIN No.: 24029467-0001.

The Foundation was founded by Mallam Shehu Olaitan Mohammed a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, former General Manager/CFO at the Daily Trust newspaper and a sickle cell patient himself.

The founding of the SOM Sickle Cell Foundation was the aftermath of his book titled; I’M A SURVIVOR, THE STORY OF MY TRIUMPH OVER SICKLE CELL PAINS which was widely received by the general public. One of the flagship intervention programme of the foundation is the enrollment of 100 indigent sickle cell patients on the National Health Insurance Scheme .The enrollees were selected from all over the country.

Sickle cell disorder is the commonest inherited blood disorder in the world with about 75% of cases occurring in Africa. Nigeria has the highest prevalence of Sickle cell disorder with about 40 million carriers of the trait and about 150,000 born annually with the diseases (WHO).

Our Mission

Enhancing total well-being of the sickle cell patient

Our Vision

Creating a society where the sickle cell warriors will live a fulfilling life free of all the encumbrances of SCD

Our Values

  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Care
  • Support 
  • Collaboration

The SOM Sickle Cell Foundation objective amongst others is to increase the general awareness on sickle cell disorder, improve the well-being of patients by providing them access to healthcare and other enhancing factors for better living.

The flagship programme of the Foundation, that is, the free enrollment of 100 indigent Sickle Cell patients on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), commenced in October 2021, using the Health Management Organization (HMO) SUNU HEALTH LTD.

This singular intervention programme in the life of this vulnerable segment of the society has been a life changer for many who hitherto could not access health care.