WHO WE ARE

About The Foundation

The Joanne Chazima Sickle Cell Foundation (JCSCF) is a non-profit organization registered and based in Kenya whose primary goal is to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and provide access to healthcare services in disease-affected areas. The Foundation is named after its co-founder Joanne Chazima, herself a sickle cell champion.

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WHY WE EXIST

The Problem

Individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) face substantial health and socioeconomic challenges, including adverse health outcomes impacting daily life and potential early mortality, exacerbated by the high costs of SCD healthcare and limited insurance coverage; these individuals also encounter educational setbacks due to disease-related absences, endure stigma leading to social isolation, and contend with a lack of public awareness regarding SCD transmission and individual status.

WHAT DRIVES US

Our Core Values

Empathy (Caring)

In the sickle-cell world where ignorance, stigma, and misunderstanding prevail, our commitment to compassionate understanding enables us to genuinely care for and support the sickle cell community.

Dedication
(Go beyond)

We are unwaveringly committed to pushing boundaries & advocating tirelessly for the sickle cell community, and ensuring our efforts result in meaningful, lasting impact..

Innovation & Creativity

We recognize that each warrior and challenge is unique. We embrace creativity, revolutionizing our approach to every aspect of sickle cell care, ensuring each challenge is met with a fresh perspective.

WHAT WE DO

Our Programs

Elimisha

Awareness Creation and Education on Sickle Cell Disease

Afya

Access to Healthcare Services for Persons Living With Sickle Cell Disease

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Strategic Partnerships

Explore impactful collaborations with Joanne Chazima Sickle Cell Foundation. We invite businesses, government entities, and communities to partner with us. Proudly, we've teamed up with Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) to advance sickle cell disease research. Join our mission for positive change.

MAIN MAIL

info@joannechazima.foundation

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