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General information for Cameroon


Cameroon
Continent: Africa
Capital: Yaoundé
Population: 19294149
Area (in sq km): 475440.0

Haemoglobinopathy-specific healthcare policy information for Cameroon

Healthcare policyComment/InfoReference
Prevention programme: NoPilot pediatric-based carrier screening programme started in 2015. From: www.fondationpierrefabre.org
SCD newborn screening: Yes (National)Pilot centres in Yaounde and Douala.

Prevalence and incidence of major haemoglobinopathies in Cameroon

HaemoglobinopathyComment/InfoReference
Prevalence of sickle cell disease carriers: 21.8 % of the population[PMID: 26633548]
Incidence of sickle cell disease: 6915 affected births/yearMedian value estimated using statistical model and demographic data.[PMID: 23103089]

Mutation frequencies in Cameroon

No mutation frequencies are currently available for Cameroon

Organisations in Cameroon

Organisations in Cameroon are currently not available


Microattributions

A/AContributor(s)DateComments
1Elion, Jacques2017-10-17Information on SCD newborn screening reviewed.

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