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Thalassemia in Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.author Chowdhury, Moniruddin
dc.contributor.author Sheba, Nusrat Hossain
dc.contributor.author Hossain, Sharmin
dc.contributor.author Khanom, Khurshida
dc.contributor.author Hussain, Md. Anower
dc.contributor.author Islam, Md. Rabiul
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-11T12:00:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-11T12:00:19Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-17
dc.identifier.issn 2408-9915
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd:8080/handle/123456789/5891
dc.description.abstract Thalassemia is a common form of hemoglobin disorder that has been emerged as a global public health concern. It is more common in developing countries than the developed countries. There is a lack of adequate data on the population-based estimation of thalassemia in the country. A scoping study was performed according to York methodology. The study aimed to find out the current situation and prevention strategies of thalassemia in Bangladesh. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates beta-thalassemia carrier and hemoglobin E (HbE) carrier as 3% and 4% respectively in Bangladesh. A study among school children shows that the prevalence of beta-thalassemia trait and HbE trait in Bangladesh are 4.1% and 6.1% respectively. Although WHO has advocated and promoted thalassemia prevention programs from the early 1970s and several countries have already set up comprehensive national thalassemia prevention programs, there is no such program in Bangladesh still now. Considering the ethical issues, government policy, local structures, social values, religion, and cultural tradition of our country some comprehensive thalassemia prevention strategies can be suggested. Health education, awareness, premarital screening and thalassemia carrier identification, vulnerable couple counseling, fetal DNA analysis and family screening programs can be taken by the government of Bangladesh. These preventative strategies could be effective for other developing countries as well. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Daffodil International University en_US
dc.subject Thalassemia en_US
dc.subject Disease Prevention en_US
dc.title Thalassemia in Bangladesh en_US
dc.title.alternative Current Situation and Prevention Strategies en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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