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IthaMaps is a global epidemiology database of heamoglobinopathies, illustrating published data on a dynamic global to regional map. Country-specific information on haemoglobinopathy-related policies, prevalence, incidence and overall disease burden is given, including relative allele frequencies of specific globin mutations in each country and/or region, dynamically linked to corresponding IthaGenes entries.

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  General information for Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso
Continent: Africa
Capital: Ouagadougou
Population: 16241811
Area (in sq km): 274200.0

Haemoglobinopathy-specific healthcare policy information for Burkina Faso

Healthcare policyComment/InfoReference
Prevention programme: No
SCD newborn screening: NoPilot screening centre in Ouagadougou.[PMID: 19103858]
Rare disease patient registry: Nohttp://africa-rare.org/
Dedicated treatment centres: NoPilot Centre run inside Saint Camille Hospital, Ouagadougou, since 2015. From: www.fondationpierrefabre.org
Blood transfusion availability: Yes (National)Not all regions are covered by the National Blood Transfusion Centre.[PMID: 21736582]

  Prevalence and incidence of major haemoglobinopathies in Burkina Faso

Prevalence of β-thalassaemia carriers: 2.6 % of the populationReported to range between 2% and 12%.[PMID: 11545326]
Prevalence of sickle cell disease carriers: 8.1 % of the population[PMID: 12144053]
Prevalence of Hb C carriers: 19.3 % of the population[PMID: 12144053]
Incidence of sickle cell disease: 3124 affected births/yearMedian value estimated using statistical model and demographic data.[PMID: 23103089]

Mutation frequencies in Burkina Faso

No mutation frequencies are currently available for Burkina Faso

  Organisations in Burkina Faso

Organisations in Burkina Faso are currently not available


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

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Important Note: The relative allele frequencies presented in IthaMaps are not calculated by ITHANET, but they are extracted from the corresponding publications. ITHANET is not responsible for any mistakes in the data. Please use this information with caution! We encourage scientists that have more detailed or updated epidemiological information to contact us.

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