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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- 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.

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

Register now for the ASCAT Meeting 2020

Register now for the ASCAT Meeting 2020

Professor Baba Inusa has the pleasure to invite you to the Annual Scientific Conference on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia, 2020 to be held from 26th to 31st October. The theme is ‘Haemoglobinopathies: Emerging Challenges and Future Therapies’, that reflects the rapid progress in research for new drug therapies and curative therapies.

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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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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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