Staff exchange programme
Newborn screening, diagnosis and treatment of sickle cell disease
Collaborative research and training initiatives
Virtual Teaching Programme lessons hours
Virtual Teaching Programme lecturers
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
The first two babies have been screened for Sickle Cell Disease at the Special Care Baby Unit of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital – ABUTH Main hospital, Shika in Nigeria.
We are glad to announce the launch of the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Newborn Screening (NBS) programme in Zambia that will be held on 21 April 2021 at 11:30 AM (South Africa time) at the Arthur Davison Children’ Hospital in Ndola.
MARAC is aware of the announcement regarding the temporary suspension of bluebird bio clinical trials of LentiGlobin Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease
from the blog
Learn more about ARISE project through the secondees’ experiences
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.
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...
Comfort’s secondment experience at the Royal College of Pathologists (London, UK).
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.