Welcome to IthaMaps

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 Benin

Continent: Africa
Capital: Porto-Novo
Population: 9056010
Area (in sq km): 112620.0

Haemoglobinopathy-specific healthcare policy information for Benin

Healthcare policyComment/InfoReference
SCD newborn screening: Yes (National)Pilot screening centres in Cotonou, Abomey and Parakou.[PMID: 32415570]
Rare disease patient registry: Nohttp://africa-rare.org/
Dedicated treatment centres: Yes (National)From: PGPR, Global Sickle Cell Disease Network.
Blood transfusion availability: Yes (National)From: PGPR, Global Sickle Cell Disease Network.

  Prevalence and incidence of major haemoglobinopathies in Benin

Prevalence of sickle cell disease carriers: 16.1 % of the populationReports range from 14.6% to 22.3%.[PMID: 31523029]
Prevalence of Hb C carriers: 10.86 % of the population[PMID: 31523029]
Incidence of sickle cell disease: 4543 affected births/yearMedian value estimated using statistical model and demographic data.[PMID: 23103089]

Mutation frequencies in Benin

No mutation frequencies are currently available for Benin

  Organisations in Benin

Organisations in Benin are currently not available


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

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