In 2006, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution recognizing Sickle Cell Disease as a public health priority and called on countries to tackle the disease.
Olufunke (Funke) Akiyode Sickle Cell Fund
This fund provides treatment and medication for Sickle cell patients. Funke Akiyode is the Executive Director of Shout Global Health. She is a Sickle cell disease Warrior. This fund is created in her honor to provide medications for Sickle Cell Disease patients in developing countries (https://www.gofundme.com/f/funkesbirthday). There are no private or government insurance in most low income countries, so patients pay out of pockets for services and medication. To apply for medication help – click here
List of beneficiaries click here