From Newborn Screening to Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Pictures from the MUHAS Symposium.

REDAC symposium 2023MUHAS in collaboration with SickleInAfrica, Sickle CHARTA, REDAC, ASH-CONSA, PEN-Plus and THE LANCET HAEMATOLOGY will host a Symposium with theme "From Newborn Screening to Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease: Challenges and Prospects in Africa".

The Symposium will be hosted at MUHAS, Upanga Campus in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday 12th - Thursday 13th July 2023 and will be moderated in both English and French. The Symposium will be Hybrid (in-person and virtual).
Download the Symposium Program.

For in-person attendees, there will be cocktail, discussion and traditional dance entertainment the evening of Wednesday 12th July. Transport to The Little Theatre will be arranged.
Download the Cocktail evening program

For those attending in person, below are possible accommodation options:
Dar es Salaam Serena hotel Price range: 190 - 30 USD
Holiday inn Price range: 104 - 139 USD
Hyatt Regency Price range: 233 - 301 USD
Four points by Sheraton Price range: 146 - 270USD
Johari Rotana Price range: 200 - 270 USD
Crowne Plaza Dar Es Salaam Price range from: 120 USD

Event Theme/Subject Category: 
Biological data resources
Coordinator's name: 
Prof Emmanuel Balandya
Coordinator's email address :
Name of Venue, Institute: 
CHPE Building, Upanga Campus, MUHAS
City of Venue: 
Dar Es Salaam
Country of Venue: 
Dates of Event: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - 08:00 to Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 19:00
Targeted Learning Outcomes: 
The aim of the Symposium is to bring together key global and regional stakeholders to discuss progress and way forward in advancing the care for Sickle Cell Disease in Africa, and will feature launch of a Special Commission titled "Defining Global Strategies to Improve Outcomes in Sickle Cell Disease: A Lancet Haemotology Commission"
SickleInAfrica Project/PI/Working Group: