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Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa

Collaborating Institutions

 

Overall Strategy

Brief Summary of the Network

Nearly 2% of births in sub-Saharan Africa are affected with sickle cell disease (SCD).

Bacteria-related deaths in SCD have reduced dramatically in children in the last 30

years in the West, and it is anticipated that a similar drop will occur in Africa once

prevention and prompt management of infections becomes widely implemented on the

continent.


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The Grant

Largest single NIH award to the University of Ghana; $5.5 million dollar over five years.

It’s a collaborative grant with five African university partners.

o University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

o Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and         Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

o Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria


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SickleGenAfrica



Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa (SickleGenAfrica).


SickleGenAfrica: A research network of the H3Africa consortium

Get in Touch


Administration & Examination Hall Building.

School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences.

University of Ghana,

Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana

Telephone: +233 30 397 0949

info@sicklegenafrica.com

Project Manager

Justina Agula, MSc

Telephone: +233 24 814 9499

jagula@sicklegenafrica.com

SickleGenAfrica is funded by NIH Common Fund Award / NHLBI Grant Number U54HL141011

The SickleGenAfrica website content is solely the responsiblity of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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