Fetal-Haemoglobin Genetics in Sickle Cell Disease – Abuja-London Collaborative Endeavour
Investiagtors-Dr Rosemary Ekong, University College London, Dr Stephan Menzel, Kings
College Hospital, London, Professor Obiageli Nnodu and Dr Hezekiah Isa
The aim of the project was to run a pilot project and troubleshoot procedures for the investigation of genetic modifiers of sickle cell disease in patients from Nigeria. It is part of a series of concerted efforts to boost capacity for sickle cell disease research in Nigeria linked to the desire of Nigerian and British researchers for closer collaboration in this area.
The CESRTA Team and Research Assistants carrying out clinical phenotyping and blood draws on patients with SCD at the medical outpatients at UATH, Gwagwalada.