Smart Solutions-Winifred: Tonymay Foundation

Over the past 6 weeks I have taken part in a Professional Development Program, Mandela Washington Fellowship by the United States Government @Notre Dame University, and I have gotten to meet 24 fabulous young people from 20 Countries in Africa whom I am proud to have meet,  because they all are doing something for Africa and offering smart solutions  to problems and opportunities in their countries, before I arrived for the program I got a chance to view their profiles and I was intimidated! These guys looked so brilliant I didn’t think I could share a room with them, until I met them, one by one…Gosh they were the funniest most amazing young Africans I have ever met.
 I’d like to share My personal experience with each of them and of course their amazing Initiative in solutions for Africa; Smart Solutions for Africa!
Winnie Otokhina is an attorney from Nigeria who specializes in law, healthcare reform, and advocacy, she is also the founder of Tonymay Foundation
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