Sickle cell and thalassaemia: global public health issues come of age.

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dc.contributor.author Dyson, Simon en
dc.contributor.author Atkin, Karl en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-31T16:54:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-31T16:54:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Dyson, S.M. and Atkin, K. (2012) Sickle cell and thalassaemia: global public health issues come of age. In: Dyson, SM and Atkin, K (2012) [eds] Genetics and Global Public Health: Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Routledge, pp1-13. en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780415698139
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5547
dc.description.abstract Sickle cell and thalassaemia are among the world’s leading genetic conditions with over five per cent of the world’s population carrying clinically significant haemoglobin gene variants (Modell and Darlison, 2008). In the UK, from where we write, services have been slow to recognize that sickle cell is now its most common genetic condition. Indeed in multi-ethnic countries of the North provision of health and social services for people living with sickle cell or thalassaemia have been marginalized (Anionwu and Atkin, 2001). In the US, authors such as Tapper (1999) and Wailoo (2001) have shown that the processes by which sickle cell has acquired its connotation as a “Black” disorder are above all social processes. Meanwhile up to 400,000 babies are born worldwide each year with sickle cell/thalassaemia and many die before their fifth birthday; just one of several indicators that mark sickle cell and thalassaemia out as a global public health issues (Weatherall and Clegg, 2001). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge (Taylor and Francis) en
dc.subject genetics en
dc.subject public health en
dc.subject global health en
dc.subject sickle cell en
dc.subject thalassaemia en
dc.subject sociology en
dc.title Sickle cell and thalassaemia: global public health issues come of age. en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.researchgroup Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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