Tonymay foundation is a Non-profit organisation incorporated with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission in 2011. The Foundation was borne out of the urgent need to create awareness about sickle cell disorder (SCD) and address the lack of proper health management of the disorder in Nigeria. Anthony and Mary were two warriors we lost to the fight against sickle cell disorder and the foundation was established in their honour.
Tonymay foundation is addressing the major factors that are contributing to the number of new recorded cases of sickle cell disorder which is ignorance about SCD and the importance of genotype especially for people in sub-urban and rural areas. We are currently embarking on awareness campaign in various parts of the country to address high level of ignorance about the disorder.
Tonymay foundation conducts a monthly SCD clinic for people living with the disorder where free medical consultation and free drugs are given to patients that cover Oriade, Amuwo-Odofin, OlodiApapa, Ajeromi and Ojo areas of Lagos state. Plans are on-going to cover more areas in the state in addition to carry out more awareness program in rural and sub-urban areas of the country.
Tonymay foundation also offers assistance to patient with severe SCD cases and complications that arises from the disorder. We rely on donations from donors and sponsors (individual and corporate) to achieve our goal of a sickle cell free nation.
To have a sickle cell free nation and advocate for a sickle cell policy in the treatment and management of sickle disorder in Nigeria.
To create awareness about the disorder through various campaigns and push for the implementation of a sickle cell policy through legislation.
To engage communities and the populace on the need for a collective effort on the fight against sickle cell disorder that has become endemic in our nation and get government support for people living with SCD that is currently abysmal to say the least.