Over 20 Per Cent Of Nigerian Children Living With Sickle Cell

Twenty two per cent of children in the country are living with sickle cell disease, according to the report of 2018 Nigeria demographic and health survey.

The report put the ages of children at between six and 59 months.

Acting chairman of the national population commission, Mrs Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, made this known in Jalingo at the3 launch of the report in Taraba State.

She explains that the figure was based on the genotype sub sample testing of more than 11,000 children.

The survey, according to her shows a national prevalence of two per cent of the disease, with Oyo, Lagos, Osun and Kano topping the list.

 

READ ALSO]Governors Say They Are Committed To N30,000 Wage

DOWNLOAD THE ROCKCITYFM APP AND LISTEN LIVE

Please subscribe to our newsletter

CONTACT US

Do you have any request or enquiry? Do not hesitate to send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

©2020 RockcityFM The Voice of the People

Need Help? Chat with us
or

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

or

Create Account