The role of anaemia and fetal haemoglobin in sickle-cell disease: clinical epidemiology to establish the evidence base for interventional trials of blood transfusion and hydroxyurea


  • Prof Julie Makani

    Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Project summary

The goal is to develop a communications and public engagement strategy about sickle cell disease in Tanzania by training researchers and health professionals to engage with the media and the public, and supporting journalists who are writing about science; this will be done through a series of ‘train the trainer’ workshops,  events, radio interviews and blogs. We will also identify effective engagement methods using formative evaluation and focus groups with members of the public, engagement professionals and researchers.  

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Provision for Public Engagement.