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Sickle Cell Disease


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.


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. The School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences is the leading Biomedical and Allied Health Science school in Ghana. The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is the largest tertiary hospital in Ghana. Recruitments at the Site take place at the adult sickle cell disease clinic and the paediatric sickle cell disease clinic. Accra not only houses the Collaborative Site but also the Administrative Hub led by Prof. Solomon Ofori-Acquah.


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. MUHAS is the first Public University for Health Sciences 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.


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.


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. KNUST is the second largest public university in Ghana, with six main colleges for teaching and research while KATH is the largest tertiary hospital in the northern sector of Ghana. 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...


Lagos is a state in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It is a major financial centre and would be the fifth largest economy in Africa, if it were a country. Lagos with its adjoining conurbation, is the most populous state in Nigeria, and the most populous on the African continent. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and 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.