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General information for Senegal


Senegal
Continent: Africa
Capital: Dakar
Population: 12323252
Area (in sq km): 196190.0

Haemoglobinopathy-specific healthcare policy information for Senegal

Healthcare policyComment/InfoReference
SCD newborn screening: NoPilot screening centres in Dakar and Saint Louis.
Dedicated treatment centres: Yes (National)From: PGPR, Global Sickle Cell Disease Network.
Blood transfusion availability: Yes (National)E.g.: National Blood Transfusion Centre Sanguine.
MRI facilities: Yes (National)From: PGPR, Global Sickle Cell Disease Network.

Prevalence and incidence of major haemoglobinopathies in Senegal

HaemoglobinopathyComment/InfoReference
Prevalence of sickle cell disease carriers: 9.5 % of the population[PMID: 26633548]
Prevalence of Hb C carriers: 1 % of the population[PMID: 26633548]
Incidence of sickle cell disease: 2535 affected births/yearMedian value estimated using statistical model and demographic data.[PMID: 23103089]

Mutation frequencies in Senegal

No mutation frequencies are currently available for Senegal

Organisations in Senegal

Organisations in Senegal are currently not available


Microattributions

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

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