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General information for Madagascar

Continent: Africa
Capital: Antananarivo
Population: 21281844
Area (in sq km): 587040.0

Haemoglobinopathy-specific healthcare policy information for Madagascar

Healthcare policyComment/InfoReference
Prevention programme: NoPilot pediatric-based carrier screening programme started in 2014. From:
SCD newborn screening: NoTwo pilot screening centres, one in Antananarivo and an other one in the western part of the island.

Prevalence and incidence of major haemoglobinopathies in Madagascar

Prevalence of sickle cell disease carriers: 23.8 % of the population[PMID: 27980789]
Incidence of sickle cell disease: 3379 affected births/yearMedian value estimated using statistical model and demographic data.[PMID: 23103089]

Mutation frequencies in Madagascar

No mutation frequencies are currently available for Madagascar

Organisations in Madagascar

Organisations in Madagascar are currently not available


1Elion, Jacques2017-10-17Information on SCD newborn screening reviewed.

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