The Potential Impact of Mass Media Education in the Psycho-Social Life and Epidemiology of Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria

  •  Samuel Okere    
  •  Emmanuel Morka    


The lack of public awareness and education is the greatest challenge in the fight against Sickle Disease (SCD) in Nigeria. The sufferers of the disease experience debilitating pains, psychological challenges, stigmatization and as a result many have very poor social life style. What enduring step, has the mass media, as a reliable societal medium taken to address the spread of SCD? No serious attention has been given to the use of media technology in the education of the masses on the risk factors of SCD. The mass media has a key role to play in the treatment and management of SCD in Nigeria.

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