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Julie Makani, FRCP, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dr. Julie Makani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania. She completed her undergraduate/postgraduate training at the University of Dar es Salaam, then she continued her training in the UK, receiving the FRCP from the Royal College of Physicians and the PhD from the Open University.

Dr. Julie’s clinical area of interest is haematology, with a focus on sickle cell disease. She has published extensively in this area and established/been a member of a number of networks and projects at national, regional and global level.

One of her projects is the H3ABioNet Genomic Research Network, in which Nicola Mulder, an AIMS South Africa Executive Team Member from UCT, plays a leading role. She has been awarded several honors including the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship at the African Leadership Institute.  


Representative Publications:

Sickle cell disease: new opportunities and challenges in Africa

Sickle cell disease in Africa: an overview of the integrated approach to health, research, education and advocacy in Tanzania, 2004-2016

Rates and risk factors of hypertension in adolescents and adults with sickle cell anaemia in Tanzania: 10 years’ experience

Decreased Hepcidin Levels Are Associated with Low Steady-state Hemoglobin in Children With Sickle Cell Disease in Tanzania

A pilot study of a non-invasive oral nitrate stable isotopic method suggests that arginine and citrulline supplementation increases whole-body NO production in Tanzanian children with sickle cell disease


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