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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.

Arise Project

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

ARISE 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 the Sickle Cell Disease, leading to improvement in overall disease outcome.

Arise Project

What is the
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

The Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cells disorders. People who have sickle cell disease have an abnormal protein in their red blood cells.
This is a disease until a few decades ago almost unknown in Europe, and now is considered one of the most relevanthematological emergencies.

Latest News & Events

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

Save the date – 7th Annual Walk with the Stars

Save the date – 7th Annual Walk with the Stars

Walk with the Stars is one of SCDAA’s largest events dedicated to finding better treatments and a cure for SCD. The funds raising from this initiative goes towards preventing the SCD complications through awareness, education, advocacy and research.

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Save the date! Webinar “Addressing the Global Burden of Sickle Cell Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond”

Save the date! Webinar “Addressing the Global Burden of Sickle Cell Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond”

The United States Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the American Society of Hematology and SickleinAfrica, and with the participation of the World Health Organization, invites you to join a webinar on strengthening SCD efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, that is going to be held on June 29th 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT (1:00 PM GMT/4:00 PM EAT).

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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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