Prof. Obiageli Nnodu (Principal Investigator)

Obiageli E. Nnodu is Professor of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Director of the Centre for Sickle Cell Disease Research and Training University of Abuja (CESRTA), as well as Honorary Consultant Haematologist at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada in Abuja, Nigeria.

She is a founding member of Sickle CHARTA and Vice Chair of the Nigerian Sickle Cell Support Society Network (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.

Professor Nnodu is the Site PI for the Sickle Pan African Research Consortium (SPARCo), a Site Lead for the H3Africa SickleGenAfrica Consortium and a member of the American Society of Hematology African Newborn Screening and Early Intervention Consortium. Professor Nnodu, a Chevening Scholar and alumnus of Imperial College London, is Chair for Advocacy of Sickle Pan African Network (SPAN).