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Healthcare provision for sickle cell disease in Ghana: challenges for the African context
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited disorder affecting 2% of all babies born in Ghana. SCD is the commonest genetic condition of clinical and epidemiological importance in Africa, and over 95% of children born with ...
“I can die today, I can die tomorrow”: Lay perceptions of sickle cell disease in Kumasi, Ghana at a point of transition.
(Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 2012-01)
Objective To describe the lay meanings of sickle cell disease in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Design Depth interviews with 31 fathers of people with sickle cell disease; a focus group with health professionals ...