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Primary Prevention of Stroke in Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia in Nigeria: Community vs Teaching Hospital

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Funding Fogarty Program

Emerging Global Leader

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Primary Prevention of Stroke in Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia in Nigeria: Community vs Teaching Hospital

Principal Institution

Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital/Kaduna State University

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Bello-Manga, Halima

Project Contact Information

Email: mamanzara@yahoo.co.uk

Year(s) Awarded

2020-2025

Country

Nigeria

Collaborators

Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital

NIH Partners

NINDS

Project Description

Stroke is a devastating complication of sickle cell anemia (SCA) still occurring in approximately 11% of children affected with the disease in resource-limited countries, compared to 1% in high-income countries. In Nigeria, the country with more than 50% of the global burden of SCA, screening for at-risk children using transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) measurements is limited to tertiary (specialized care) hospitals. This project is focused on initiating a stroke prevention program in a resource-limited community hospital by shifting TCD screening tasks to nurses. Our goal is to increase access for affected children with prompt institution of a primary prevention strategy for those with increased stroke risk.

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