The Know Your Genotype Campaign (KYGC) entails carrying out free genotype testing, awareness and counselling in the six area councils of the FCT, namely;
- The Abuja Municipal Area Council
- Abaji Area Council
- Bwari Area Council
- Gwagwalada Area Council
- Kuje Area Council
- Kwali Are Council
Prior to carrying out this campaign, we embarked on a survey which revealed that 25% of the Abuja population have never heard of sickle cell and 46.5 % of the population did not know thier genotype.
However due to our efforts, an additional 5 % of the Abuja population have tested to know their genotype and an additional 7% of the Abuja population now know their genotype.
Persons discovered to have sickel cell disorder are placed on our drug delivery plan and those with the trait are sent regular reminders.
We work closely with the Nigerian Red Cross, Area Council heads, Local Healthcare Centres and Community heads.
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