Oluwafemi Ajayai

Oluwafemi Ajayi


Gail Sickle Initiative (Nigeria)

Oluwafemi Ajayi has sickle cell disease and is also the CEO of ‘Gail Sickle Initiative – an NPO for people living with sickle cell disease. She is the chief operations officer of Pan Africa Sickle Cell Federation, a PhD student at the University of South Africa and  a consultant to Novartis on the SWAY sickle cell project. She believes so much in GAPPA and looks forward to a world without pain.


Pain Therapy in the Management of Sickle Cell Disease

Presented by Oluwafemi Ajayi at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, November 9th.

This presentation will review management strategies for addressing pain in sickle cell disease. It will highlight both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment regimens. It will also briefly discuss the different levels of pain in sickle cell disease through the most commonly known channels of pain crises (acute chest syndrome, gall stones and avascular necrosis) and suggest ways…