Staff exchange programme

An international and multidisciplinary staff exchange programme from 23 partners in 8 Eu/non-Eu countries

Newborn screening, diagnosis and treatment of sickle cell disease

Newborn screening, early diagnosis and appropriate treatments will improve patients’ quality of life.

Collaborative research and training initiatives

Different educational initiatives will be promoted to foster scientific cooperation and build research capacity.


Completed secondments

Virtual Teaching Programme lessons hours

Virtual Teaching Programme lecturers


Arise Project

African Research and Innovative Initiative for Sickle cell Education:
Improving Research Capacity for Service Improvement

ARISE- African Research and Innovative Initiative for Sickle cell Education: Improving Research Capacity for Service Improvement is a research project recently funded by the EU in the framework of the H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018 programme aimed at creating an interagency and multidisciplinary staff exchange programme between experienced researchers, early start investigators and other relevant staff members of the partners institutions to share and spread the best practices in Newborn Screening, diagnosis and treatment of SCD, leading to improvement in overall disease outcome.

Latest News & Events

Keep updated on all the initiatives and events of the ARISE project

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Learn more about ARISE project through the secondees’ experiences

Kalin’s secondment experience

Kalin’s secondment experience

My name is Kalin Ayuba. I am a nurse midwife employed by the Kaduna State Government, practicing at Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa Memorial Hospital, Kafanchan. I was employed by the state government for about thirteen years and have been working at the Sickle Cell Unit for the past two and a half years.

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Mercy’s secondment experience

Mercy’s secondment experience

My name is Mercy Gandu, a nurse midwife working within the Obstetric and Gynaecological Unit of Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna. I have being working with Kaduna state Ministry of Health for the past 12 years and have served with the Primary, Secondary and...

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Arise Project

What is
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cells disorders. People suffering from SCD have an abnormal protein in their red blood cells.

SCD is among the world’s most common serious inherited diseases with more than 300,000 annual births, 85% are born in sub-Saharan Africa.

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