On Sickle Cell Day, NGOs seek mandatory genotype screening of newborns

As the world celebrated the 2022 World Sickle Cell Day at the weekend, a coalition of sickle cell Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) urged the Federal Government to implement a policy on compulsory genotype screening of newborns. The NGOs said the appeal followed the high mortality rate of carrier newborns, even as they canvassed adequate funding and […]