Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa

Collaborating Institutions


Overall Strategy

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


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The Grant

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

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SickleGenAfrica is funded by NIH Common Fund Award / NHLBI Grant Number U54HL141011

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Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa (SickleGenAfrica).

SickleGenAfrica: A research network of the H3Africa consortium

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


Project Manager

Justina Agula, MSc

Telephone: +233 24 814 9499


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