Sickle Cell Anaemia although traditionally regarded as a major epidemiological problem, but its disability which has a huge impact on the population has not been evaluated. Interestingly, among the chronic illnesses with huge health burden, SCD remains one of those whose prevalence can be drastically reduced with adequate awareness and pre-marital counselling.
This study aims to evaluate the economic burden and DALY of SCD in Nigeria. An economic evaluation of SCD is essential in order to have to have a strong advocacy tool for policy reform in the care of SCD patients.
Dr Maduka Ughasoro (University of Nigeria)
Dr Biobele Brown (University of Ibadan)
Dr Bene Ayaku (Federal Ministry of Health)