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Sickle cell disease : what can Africa contribute? / Julie Makani.

Title: Sickle cell disease : what can Africa contribute? / Julie Makani.
Author(s)/Relationship(s): Makani, Julie, author.
Publisher: [Bethesda, Md.] : [National Institutes of Health], [2013]
Related Names: National Institutes of Health (U.S.), issuing body.
Series: Wednesday afternoon lecture series
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (57 min.) : color, sound).
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: computer
Carrier Type: online resource
Language: eng
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MeSH Subjects: Anemia, Sickle Cell
International Cooperation
Africa South of the Sahara
United States
Summary: (CIT): There has been interest in using sickle cell disease (SCD) as a model to understand the relationship of genes, environment, and disease. Worldwide, there are 300,000 babies born with SCD each year and more than 70 percent of them are on the African continent. Unfortunately, mortality in many African countries is still high even though cost-effective interventions would reduce childhood deaths in SCD. It is therefore critical that investment in research is accompanied by improvement in SCD health care. This lecture will discuss how existing resources in Africa and the United States can be leveraged to develop programs that integrate health care, education, and research. Strategic investment has the potential of providing unprecedented opportunities to make a significant impact in reducing the public health burden of SCD. SCD can serve as a model to demonstrates how effective partnerships in Africa at a local, regional, and global level can lead to the translation of genome-based knowledge that extends beyond genomics, SCD, and Africa.
Notes: Title from title screen.
NLM Unique ID: 101604603
Other ID Numbers: (DNLM)CIT:17804


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