Sickle Cell: Group trains healthcare workers on newborn baby screening

Written by on May 10, 2022


The Centre of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease Research and Training (CESRTA), University of Abuja has trained healthcare workers on newborn baby screening on sickle cell disease.

Director, CESRTA, Prof. Obiageli Nnodu, said in Abuja that the exercise was aimed to imbibe healthcare workers with the needed knowledge in screening and sample collection.

According to her, the centre is to handle cases of concession for newborn baby,to educate the healthcare workers on dry blood spot and also genetic counselling and how to look after the baby.

She advised mothers to make sure that their babies were tested after delivery.


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