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Sunday, 20 September 2015

First Daughter, Zahra Buhari Announced as Brand Ambassador to Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF)

L- R : Yejide Bello (Vice President Admin), Bashyra Hassan (Acting President of the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation) Zahra Buhari, Brand Ambassador and Simnah M. Sambo
On September the 18th, Zahra Buhari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, signed on to be the brand ambassador of the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF).

SCAF is an NGO with a dual mandate, to raise awareness on sickle cell to ensure individuals are able to make informed decisions on their future children and to guarantee that less privileged people with this disorder have access to quality healthcare.

Zahra is no stranger to this disorder as it affects her close relatives, thus she was excited to support
this mission. Speaking on this new development, Zahra said:

“I was impressed with the amount of work SCAF has been doing with so little resources. I also lost a sister three years back due to sickle cell anaemia, so I know what it feels like losing a loved one. Becoming an Ambassador of SCAF is a way to show my support to those suffering from sickle cell anaemia.”

Nkechi Azinge, Founder of SCAF receiving her award from the Queen of England

The founder of SCAF, Nkechi Azinge, who was recently awarded by the Queen of England for her philanthropic acts said, ‘ Zahra is a passionate and committed lady who is keen to lend her support in any way possible. We are certain that Zahra’s involvement will help raise exigent awareness and ensure that more sickle cell sufferers get the help they need.’

To find out more about the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation and to volunteer, visit our website on, watch our documentary on and don't forget to register to donate blood !

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