SickleGenAfrica Collaborative Sites
The Abuja Site operates within the Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Research and Training which is a Research Institute under the University of Abuja. The Site is also affiliated with the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria.
Rukayyat Morenike Ibrahim
Adewole Ameh Adeyefa
Chimdindu Maryrose Anyikwa
Accra, the capital city of Ghana is home to the University of Ghana’s School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences and the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital which are the two institutions for the Accra Collaborative Site. Recruitments at the Site take place at the adult sickle cell disease clinic and the paediatric sickle cell disease clinic.
Co-investigator - Paediatrics
Amma Benneh-Akwasi Kuma
Co-investigator - Adult
Eugenia is the research nurse for the Accra Collaborative Site. She had her nursing training at Central University, Miotso (Ghana), where she obtained her first degree in BSc Nursing. Her responsibilities include the introduction of the project to sickle cell disease (SCD) patients, recruitment of interested persons, track and record care of acutely ill SCD patients, and compile clinical data.
Before joining this project, she only concerned herself with the basics when it came to sickle cell disease. So, she reckoned that joining this project would help in broadening her knowledge in SCD.
Eugenia has three (3) years of working experience in the ward.
Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam is home for Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and MUHAS Academic Medical Centre where the SickleGenAfrica operates in Tanzania. The Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion sits within the School of Medicine which serves as a center for healthcare, research, education and training in Haematology and blood transfusion (H&BT) in Tanzania. The Dar site collaborates with the Sickle Cell Programme within the Department which is responsible for conducting sickle cell related biomedical research, support health care, advocacy and training.
Clinical Research Fellow
Kano is the state capital of Kano State in North West, Nigeria. It is situated in the Sahelian geographic region, south of the Sahara. The Kano Sites operates through the Bayero University.
Baba Maiyaki Musa
Aisha is a Professor of Haematology and Blood Transfusion in Bayero University and a consultant haematologist to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria.
She is a fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (FMCPath – Haematology and Blood Transfusion), she has MBBS degree from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and MSc in Transfusion and Transplant from University of Bristol, UK. She is an active member of some research groups on inherited anaemias like the ASFA Sickle Cell research group, SPARCO and the SKINNconsortium for prevention of kernicterus from G6PD deficiency in Nigeria.
Her current research interests include the use of red cell exchange in Sickle cell anaemia, blood transfusion, and pregnancy-related haematological disorders.
Yusuf Danasabe Jobbi
Awwal Inuwa Gambo
Bilya Sani Musa
Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti Region of Ghana, and hosts the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), which are the two collaborating institutions for SickleGenAfrica in Kumasi. KATH has been running the Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease Programme since 1995 and has a comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic, the Kumasi Centre for Sickle Cell Disease.
Ezekiel Bonwin Ackah
Caleb Sarfo Osei-Wusu
Joseph Sarfo Antwi
Lagos is home to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL) serving as a collaborating site for SickleGenAfrica. LUTH is a tertiary hospital in Nigeria with the highest concentration of skilled medical and paramedical staff in different areas of medicine and boast of comprehensive sickle cell disease clinics for both paediatrics and adult.