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Lagos, Nigeria

Winifred Otokhina

Winifred is the Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of TonyMay Foundation, an organization committed to the care, awareness, and advocacy for People living with Sickle Cell Disorder in Nigeria. TonyMay Foundation has impacted over 5000 families through the provisions of free Medications and Sickle Cell education on a monthly basis. She is passionate about advocating for Inclusive policies that would improve the health and well-being of people living with Sickle Cell Disorder in Nigeria. Winifred is a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow. Through the fellowship, she participated in a pitch competition and won a grant to provide 300 People living with Sickle Cell Disorder with self-care tool kits that would improve their health and well-being. Her passion for Sickle Cell Advocacy propelled her team under her leadership to convene the first Sickle Cell Summit in partnership with other Sickle Cell organizations in Nigeria. Winifred is a Lawyer and the Managing Partner of E.A. Otokhina and Co. Legal Practitioners. She is also a Commercial Arbitrator.

“Generosity means making a positive impact in someone's life either directly or indirectly.”

- Winifred Otokhina, Lagos, Nigeria

TonyMay Foundation

TonyMay Foundation is an organization committed to the care, awareness, and advocacy for People living with Sickle Cell Disorder in Nigeria. It was founded in 2011 as a result of Anthony and Mary, two siblings who passed away in a space of six months as a result of Sickle Cell Complications and Poor access to quality health care. Since 2011, we have impacted over 5000 families through the provisions of free Medications, access to quality health care, and monthly Sickle cell education. In 2017, TonyMay Foundation won a grant to provide a self-care tool kit to 300 people living with Sickle Cell Disorder in Lagos State. This project was also extended to Edo State Nigeria. As a result of our passion for advocacy, TonyMay Foundation convened the first Sickle Cell Summit aimed at advocating for Inclusive policies that would improve the health and well-being of people living with Sickle Cell Disorder in Nigeria. TonyMay Foundation contributed to the recently passed Sickle Cell Disease (Prevention and Treatment) Bill which is at the third reading stage at the National Assembly.