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The family of the Eruwa born business mogul, philanthropist and community leader, late Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin has announced plans to support and empower patients living with Sickle Cell disease, SCD in memory of their father who died of the genetic disorder 33years ago precisely on June 18, 1991.

The program which is to mark this year’s international sickle cell day holds on Wednesday 19th June, 2024 at Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall, opposite University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan at 10am.


Over 500 patients will be sensitised at the program on the need to see their health status as a manageable condition while over a 100 will be provided with financial support. There will equally be a special medical package consisting of essential drugs for the management of SCD for all the patients.

A statement from the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin who is one of the children of late Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin said the program was aimed at bringing the memories of their father alive in terms of raising awareness about SCD, providing support for the sickle cell community and working with other partners to advocate for improved access to healthcare services for the patients.”

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On behalf of the Ogundoyin family in Eruwa, I will like to say that we are commemorating the 33rd anniversary of the death of our father with a program to sensitise and empower patients on international sickle cell day. Our father, a patient died on June 18, 1991 and the sickle cell international day holds every 19th of June. Despite his health condition our father lived a fulfilled life. His resilience and unwavering spirit inspired hope in many, and this is why we have decided to continue the fight against the devastating disease.”

“As a patient himself, late Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin provided resources and support for other patients. This is another of his legacies that we plan to sustain.

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“Sickle cell disease affects millions of people worldwide and a greater percentage is said to be living in Africa. This is why we must support all activities and programmes that will help put an end to sufferings being experienced by the patients. ” Hon. Ogundoyin said.

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