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Health policy for sickle cell disease in Africa: experience from Tanzania on interventions to reduce under-five mortality.

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Tanzania has made considerable progress towards reducing childhood mortality, achieving a 57% decrease between 1980 and 2011. This epidemiological transition will cause a reduction in the contribution of infectious diseases to childhood mortality and increase in contribution from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Haemoglobinopathies are amongst the most common childhood NCDs, with sickle cell disease (SCD) being the commonest haemoglobinopathy in Africa. In Tanzania, 10 313 children with SCD ...

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10.1111/tmi.12428

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Muhimbili National Hospital More from this funder
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Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences More from this funder
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Blackwell Publishing Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Tropical Medicine and International Health Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
184–187
Publication date:
2015-02-01
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
Source identifiers:
489821
Language:
English
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2014-11-19

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