Diabetes Mellitus Research Projects

African Diaspora Diabetes Mellitus (ADDM) project

The AADM study is designed to study the genetic background of Type 2 Diabetes in Africa. The research aims to conduct genetic association studies of Type 2 Diabetes and related traits such as blood pressure, serum lipids and adiposity, in West Africa.

The study specifically seeks to investigate whether haemoglobin A1c, an indicator of blood glucose control over time, is reliable in the presence of the sickle cell trait (HbS), a common hemoglobinopathy in West Africa and also to evaluate if there is a systematic bias in the estimation of haemoglobin A1c in carriers of the sickle trait and non-carriers in persons with and without Type 2 Diabetes.

Nigerian Cervical Cancer Screening ECHO Project

The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model was developed as a platform to deliver complex specialty medical care to underserved populations through an innovative educational model of team‐based interdisciplinary development. Using state‐of‐the‐art telehealth technology, best practice protocols, and case‐based learning, ECHO trains and supports primary care providers to develop knowledge and self‐efficacy on a variety of diseases. This model will be used to improve cervical cancer care delivery in Nigeria.

Cancer Registration

Cancer registration is critical to the formulation and realization of any national, state or local cancer control plan. We have assisted the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria to develop the National Cancer Control Plan (2018 – 2022) and generate incidence report through the data collected by the cancer registries in Nigeria.