Abuja

SickleGenAfrica

Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa

THE TEAM


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

SITE COORDINATOR

Obiageli Nnodu

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,

Nigeria.

 

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).

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

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

of Abuja

 

He is also involved in patient enrolment for SPARCO, in newborn

screening for SCD in Gwagwalada and other projects and events organized by

CESRTA.

 

RESEARCH NURSE

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.

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SickleGenAfrica: A research network of the H3Africa consortium

Get in Touch


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University of Ghana,

Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana

Telephone: +233 30 397 0949

info@sicklegenafrica.com

Project Manager

Justina Agula, MSc

Telephone: +233 24 814 9499

jagula@sicklegenafrica.com

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

LABORATORY SCIENTIST

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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