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Indomie and the SCFN have partnered to raise awareness on sickle cell.

Indomie, SCFN Partner To Raise Awareness On Sickle Cell

Indomie Instant Noodles has partnered with the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria (SCFN) to raise awareness about sickle cell through a remarkable event tagged: “Red Umbrella Walk” which took place in Surulere, Lagos, and witnessed a tremendous amount of support from Nigerians who donned Indomie-branded red t-shirts, caps, and umbrellas.

The “Red Umbrella Walk” is an annual solidarity and awareness walk aimed at spotlighting sickle cell disease in Nigeria.

During the event, Group Corporate Communications and Events Manager, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Temitope Ashiwaju expressed Indomie’s commitment to supporting the sickle cell community.

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According to him, “Indomie is here to hold hands and show support for everyone living with sickle cell anaemia, a genetic disorder that affects people from birth. While we are here to support the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria, Indomie is using this opportunity to share some love with the entire Sickle Cell Community, and we are saying loudly, everyone with sickle cell is a hero.”

Chairperson, Coalition of Sickle Cell NGOs, Toyin Adesola noted that “Sickle cell disease poses a significant public health concern in Nigeria. The country bears one of the highest burdens of sickle cell disease worldwide, with a substantial portion of the population carrying the sickle cell trait. Each year, it is estimated that over 150,000 children are born with sickle cell disease in Nigeria representing the highest number of newborns affected by the condition in any country.”

Adesola further stressed the vision and mission of the Coalition of Sickle Cell NGOs in Nigeria (CSCNN), stating, “As a coalition, we aim to be an umbrella body of advocacy and awareness in Nigeria, reducing the health burden associated with sickle cell disorder. Our mission is to amplify and raise strong voices within the sickle cell community thereby driving societal and policy changes in Nigeria.”