University College Hospital in Ibadan and University of Lagos Teaching Hospital (Nigeria)
Project Site Name: University College Hospital in Ibadan and University of Lagos Teaching Hospital
Project Site Location: Ibidan and Lagos, Nigeria
UIC Lead Faculty Contact: Damiano Rondelli
Partner Organization(s): University College Hospital and University of Lagos Teaching Hospital
This BMT project in Ibadan started with training of one physician and meeting with local leadership in 2015. A second physician was trained in 2019. The BMT project in Lagos was started in 2018 and two physicians will complete their training in 2019. BMT in Nigeria is a high priority due to the elevated number of inhabitants (over 200 millions), as well as the highest worldwide incidence of sickle cell anemia (over 5 million patients), whose only hope for a cure is a BMT. Anticipated start of BMT in 2020.