The Team


Message from The Founder

Welcome to our website! My name is Rabi Maidunama, the founder of this Foundation.

It may interest you to know that I am SS genotype meaning that I was born with and have lived with Sickle cell disease all my life. Surprised? Well don’t be because to me, I have known no other life than being a 'sickler'. Perhaps this may shock you a little as I have said it every where and  you can quote me over and over again:  “What I have has made me what I am today”.

What does it feel like living with the sickle cell genotype? Well it has meant everything to me. It is the impetus for me in doing what I do: taking care of less-privileged persons who are sufferers; creating awareness to help eradicate this preventable health condition; organizing outreaches to hard-to-reach communities; giving speeches and sharing my testimonies at every opportunity that I have; being the voice of the voiceless; and most of all drawing government attention for mass action against this dreadful condition that is afflicting thousands of families within and beyond Africa.

When I look back over the years and look at the impact a little me has been able to make, with almost nothing, I marvel and find great solace in being able to be part of a noble cause. This is not to say that it has been all about me. No. I have merely been a vehicle or an instrument in the hands of thousands out there: fellow SCD sufferers like me; able supporters of my cause (both silently and visibly); volunteers; well-placed individuals; corporate bodies and countless organizations out there.

The fight is on and will continue until we achieve our mission which is the complete eradication of this ailment. It is also an open invitation to everybody to join in. There is a lot for everybody to do. Our goal is to use this website as a platform to inspire you. While your support in kind will go a long way to touch somebody’s life, a word of knowledge shared with a neighbour, family or friend about SCD will mean a lot in this fight.

You have made my day by just reading my message.
Thank you so much!

Rabi Maidunama
Maidunama Sickle Cell Foundation

Our Team

The MAISCEF Team is made up of Sickle Cell Warriors - workers, volunteers and activists drawn from different parts of the country.
Aliya Ahmed DarmaWelfare officer 2, Kano
Genotype-SS Supports warriors who may have home difficulties or other risk factors through moral and social support.
Maryam MusaVice President 1, Kano State
Genotype SS, Maryam doubles as the Vice President and the Kano State Representative
Aba Emmanuel KingPresident 2021 - 2022
Genotype SS
Abdulazeez Ismail MustaphaVice President 2, Gombe
Genotype SS, Abdulazeez is responsible for promoting program quality and providing overall leadership. He leads strategic planning processes and acts on behalf of the President.
Barbara M AzaWelfare officer 1, Yola
Genotype SS, Barbara is responsible for the over-all well being of the office. She aims to improve the working conditions of staff and increase the overall working efficiency of the office.


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