Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa
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
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
Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa (SickleGenAfrica).
SickleGenAfrica: A research network of the H3Africa consortium
September 24, 2018
September 10, 2018
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
Justina Agula, MSc
Telephone: +233 24 814 9499
SickleGenAfrica is funded by NIH Common Fund Award / NHLBI Grant Number U54HL141011
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