Joanne Chazima Sickle Cell Foundation

Joanne Chazima Sickle Cell Foundation (JCSCF), named after its co-founder Joanne Chazima, herself a sickle cell champion, is a Kenyan nonprofit organization seeking to create awareness about the sickle cell disease (SCD), set up sickle cell centres in areas prevalent with the disease to carry out successful diagnosis and management of the disease.

The Challenge

Children born with sickle cell disease (SCD) are 3 times more likely to die than their pediatric population. Transition into adulthood, limited access to specialist care, low socioeconomic status, and a lack of training of clinicians about the disease are just some of the challenges that contribute to complications leading to mortality.

The Solution

  1. To promote and support the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of children and people living with SCD
  2. To provide access to healthcare services and proper management of  SCD
  3. To Create strategic partnerships and collaborations with key stakeholders in the health sector to advocate for people living with SCD




Our Values


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Our community requires and deserves our social support. They’re the reason we can be inspired and excited to come to work every single day.  We care to help and support each other and our families.

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We believe in the meaningful dynamic power of making someone’s day in everything we do to recognize their value and importance.

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We commit to simply listening to people and listening with interest

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We take a leap of faith every now and then.