Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa
The Abuja Site operates within the Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Research and Training which is a Research Institute under the University of Abuja. The Site is also affiliated with the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
Obi is the is the Site Coordinator for the Abuja Site and a Professor
of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Director, Centre for Sickle Cell Disease
Research and Training University of Abuja (CESRTA), Honorary Consultant
Haematologist, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, Abuja,
She is a founding member of Sickle CHARTA and Vice Chair of the Nigerian
Sickle Cell Support Society (SCSSN) which works with the government and
professional groups for the control of SCD in Nigeria. In that capacity, she is
responsible for most of the in-country activities of the Network. She serves on
technical committees of the government on non-communicable diseases and has
completed a number of national assignments related to SCD.
Obi is a member of the American Society of Hematology African
Newborn Screening and Early Intervention Consortium while also a Chevening
Scholar and alumnus of Imperial College London. She is Chair Advocacy of
Sickle Pan African Network (SPAN).
Adewole Ameh Adeyefa
In the position of Research Coordinator for the Abuja Site is
Adewole. He is a graduate of medicine and surgery, Bingham University Karu with
National Youth service experience as a casualty officer at the University of
Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja.
He also holds the position of Medical Officer at the Centre of
Excellence for Sickle Cell Disease Research and Training (CESRTA), University
He is also involved in patient enrolment for SPARCO, in newborn
screening for SCD in Gwagwalada and other projects and events organized by
Rukayyat Morenike Ibrahim
Rukayyat is the Research Nurse for SickleGenAfrica’s Abuja Site with 3 years working experience as a research associate with the Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Disease Research and Training (CESRTA) where she was privileged to do her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
She obtained a B.Sc in Nursing at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Oshogbo and has operated as a staff Nurse Midwife in various hospitals. These have helped develop her skills in patient/client care.
Rukayyat has attended preliminary training in genetic counseling at the University of Cape Town and contributes to the organization’s goals through good teamwork.
Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa (SickleGenAfrica).
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Chimdindu Maryrose Anyikwa
As Medical Laboratory Scientist; Uzoma who graduated from Nnamdi
Azikiwe University with a Bachelors in Medical Laboratory Science in 2014. She
trained as an Intern Medical Laboratory Scientist at the National Hospital
Abuja in 2016.
She then worked at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital
(UATH), Gwagwalada while serving the nation as a Youth Corps Member. She
currently works at the Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Research and
Training, University of Abuja, (CESRTA).
She is the Medical Laboratory Scientist for the Abuja Site. She is also a Research Assistant for the Interdisciplinary Research Network for Sickle Cell Studies in Nigeria and
SPARCO. Uzoma is also a member of the Association of Medical Laboratory
Science Council of Nigerian (AMLSCN).
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