Research and Training Opportunities – Sickle In Africa

Author Aid Research Writing in the Sciences The free course is designed for researchers in developing countries, particularly those working in a scientific field (life sciences / natural sciences / other related fields). It is suitable for early career researchers, or those with limited experience in publishing papers in reputable peer-reviewed journals. Starts 4 September Enrollment open now. https://www.authoraid.info/en/news/details/1316/ ------------------------------------...
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Mobilizing partnerships to impact sickle cell disease in Africa

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a neglected health problem in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where more than half of affected individuals die before their 5th birthday due to preventable complications. In response, a “Sickle-cell anemia” resolution (WHA59.20) was passed at the 59th World Health Assembly in 2006, urging Member States and the WHO Director-General to promote and support actions to address SCD. That was followed in 2010 with adoption by the WHO Regional Office for Africa of “Sickle-cell...
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Uche Ndidi Defends His PhD

A recipient of the FIOCRUZ scholarship - Uche Ndidi defends his PhD thesis on "Effect of Carboxymethyl lysine, anadvanced glycation end product, on sickle cell disease” at the INSTITUTO GONÇALO MONIZ-FUNDAÇÁO OSWALDO CRUZ (IGM-FIOCRUZ), Bahia, Brazil in the Curso de Pós-Graduação em Biotecnologia em Saúde e Medicina Investigativa (PgBSMI) (Postgraduate course in Biotechnology in health and Investigative Medicine) on June 19, 2018.  
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ASH Medical Student and Early-Career Investigator Awards

Interested in gaining hands-on hematology research experience? Don’t miss the deadlines for the following awards for medical students and residents. Minority Medical Student Award Program Part of the Minority Recruitment Initiative Conduct hematology research in the cutting-edge facility of a top hematologist in the country. Program participants will receive a research stipend, guidance from an ASH member mentor, complimentary ASH membership, subscriptions to ASH publications, an...
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Invitation to Participate in a Focus Group Discussion – Newborn Screening of Sickle Cell Disease in Kaduna

Kaduna State government through the Ministry of Health and Human Services with partner research bodies and individuals are planning for a pilot study for Newborn Screening of sickle cell disease to inform a national policy. The study is sponsored by Kaduna State government with support of SCORE (Sickle cell cohort research), a charitable research outfit. In view of the evidence on ground for improved care of the sickle person when diagnosis is made at birth, we proposed a focus group disc...
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Honorary Award Presented to Professor Winifred Kaine in Recognition of her Meritorious and Long Service to Patients and Families with Sickle Cell Anemia in Enugu

Professor Winifred Nwazulumasu Kaine was born in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria into the family of Late Justice and Mrs Hyacinth Kaine. She is a native of Ndam Village of Osomari in Ogbaru Local Government area of Anambra State. She attended the prestigious Holy Child College, Ikoyi, Lagos, for her secondary education as a pioneer student and studied for her ‘A’ levels at Blackpool, England. Thereafter. Winnie as she is fondly called by her peers and contemporaries among whom was Prof Olikoy...
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Communique of the Third SCSSN Conference

INTRODUCTION The third Conference of Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria (SCSSN) was successfully held at the Enugu Campus of the University of Nigeria with the theme: “Reducing the Burden of Sickle Cell Disease in our Communities” from Wednesday, 23rd to Friday, 25th of August, 2017. THE OVERVIEW: The three-day conference had the presence of a total of 199 participants including sixty-six students and staff of the Community Health Trainer’s School University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, ...
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SCSSN Chairman’s Speech 2017 Conference

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this historic conference of the Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria and the Nigerian Sickle Cell Disease Network. Although we have had 2 previous conferences, this is the first time it is held outside of Abuja and we hope in future, other zones will have the opportunity of hosting us. This is important to raise awareness in all parts of this large and great country. I want to particularly welcome our keynote speaker, Prof. Lucio Luzzatto, w...
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