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SCCAN APPEAL to SUPPORTERS for URGENT ACTION
In preparation for the 19th June
SCCAN will be marking UN International Sickle Cell Awareness Day, which is on the 19th
June. The plan is that we give out leaflets together
with 500ml sealed plastic bags of clean filtered drinking water (known as two
tik and usually sold) on the streets of Freetown, Koidu and anywhere else we
can arrange at short notice. Giving away free water on a hot day will attract a
lot of attention on the streets of Freetown and our leaflets will explain
briefly why clean drinking water and hydration are vitally important for the
survival of sickle cell sufferers and for general health. The leaflets will be A6
size (one quarter of A4) and will give our brief 4 point information on sickle
cell our ‘all it takes’ message and brief contact details (to recruit
volunteers and support.
We also want to lobby the organisations below who are active in Sierra Leone and who are concerned with water supply and sanitation.
UNICEF, EU, NaCSA, IRC, Tearfund, ECHO, OXFAM, OFDA, ACF, RPDA, ICRC, PWJ, COOPI, UNCHR, DFID, CRP, ACF, Cause Canada, CARE
We are going to send a letter (enclosing UN and WHO resolutions on sickle cell anaemia) to all of their regional offices and head offices in Sierra Leone and email copies to their international HQ country desks (Sierra Leone/Africa), to health and other ministries, and to health NGO’s asking action on sickle cell in Sierra Leoneto mark International Sickle Cell Awareness Day on 19th June. This will have the effect of;1. A hopefully gaining last minute resources from them to help our planned events
a. Filtered clean drinking water in 500ml sealed plastic bags x 2000 to give out with our leaflets
b. Leaflet printing and paper
c. Personnel and transport
2. Raise awareness inside these organisations of sickle cell anaemia and their need to make provision for these conditions inside their programmes.
We need urgent assistance to get contact details (addresses telephone and email) for the above in Sierra Leone.
Please circulate this NOW to anyone you know who might agree to help in any small way. And you can donate to this event on this page. WE ONLY HAVE 4 DAYS LEFT TO GET NGO's on board. IT CAN BE DONE !!