Mandela Washington fellow inaugurates fellowship to combat sickle cell anemia
A 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow, Mr Kunle Adewale, has inaugurated an Art in Medicine Fellowship for public health practitioners and professional artists in Lagos. Eighty-five (85) medical professionals including doctors, nurses, and trained caregivers as well as fifteen (15) visual artists were inducted into the yearlong fellowship. The sessions will be held for patients in selected hospitals and healthcare centers in Lagos, including the National Sickle Cell Centre, Idi Araba; Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH); and Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba. ALSO READ: Sickle cell children can live long — ExpertArts in Medicine project seeks to incorporate the visual art into healthcare delivery, with a view to enhancing holistic patient care. “The Arts in Medicine initiative is yet another example of projects that support U.S. Mission Nigeria’s goals.