schaf2Why The Emphasis on Sickle Cell Disease?

  • Most prevalent HbSS 2-3% of 167 million (4 million)
  • Most problematic effects of associated genes
  • 150,000 children born annualy
  • 100,000 children and adults die annually
  • HbAS individuals should NOT continue to inter-marry!!!

Statistics for Nigeria

Nigerians have about 150,000 children that are born http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/migraine/ with SCD and 100,00 die annually in a population of 167 million

AA = 67%

AS = 25% – 40 Million Nigerians have Sickle Cell Trait (CARRIER)

AC = 5%

SC = 0.5%

SS = 2-3% = 4 Million Nigerians have Sickle Cell Disease