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 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.
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)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

Prevalence of β-thalassaemia carriers: 3 % of the populationRanges between <1-5%. From: Bain, Barbara J., Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis, 2nd edition.
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


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

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