A Word from the Editor-In-Chief

Collaboration Is It!

On behalf of the Editorial Board of the Nigerian Journal of Haematology, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the second issue of our Journal, NJH Vol 1 (2). This edition contains a wide spread of original articles and the conference proceedings of the third international conference of Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria (SCSSN).  This conference was successfully held at the Enugu Campus of the University of Nigeria from Wednesday, 23rd to Friday, 25th of August, 2017. The theme was “Reducing the Burden of Sickle Cell Disease in our Communities”.

Talking about conferences, this issue has featured the announcement of the 44 Annual Scientific th st Conference/AGM of our Society (NSHBT)) between 28 and 31 August 2018 at the International Conference, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, and a course on Advances in Haematology in Africa, th th to be held also in August, but earlier from 13 to 16 , 2018 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

The Editorial Board also thanks all the reviewers for painstakingly assessing the manuscripts submitted and for contributing to the quality of the articles published in this issue. To make the editorial process seamless, it would be appreciated if authors follow the guidelines strictly as presented on the website (www.njhaem.org). Ethical issues should be concluded before manuscripts are submitted for review and all authors should sign the Author's Contribution Form, which can also be found online.

It is reassuring to note that our website is user friendly and it has already had audience from other places such as USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Morocco, Thailand, Australia, France, Israel, India, UAE, Kuwait, China, Switzerland and Guinea, to name a few, since August 2017. The number of hits and unique visitors from inception (August 2017) till February 2018 have been presented in the figure below.

Let us therefore continue to work together, for collaboration is it! Together everyone achieves more and we can make NJH a world-class journal.

Jacta Alea Est 

Norah Akinola
FACP Editor-in Chief BSc; MBChB, Dip Haem, PhD, FMCP, FMCPath,
Consultant Physician and Haematologist