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Sickle cell disease in southwestern Nigeria: assessment of knowledge of primary health care workers and available facilities.

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Summary of "Sickle cell disease in southwestern Nigeria: assessment of knowledge of primary health care workers and available facilities."

Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) benefit optimally from comprehensive care. In Nigeria, despite the huge burden, involvement of community health workers (CHWs) in the management of SCD is poor.

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Name: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
ISSN: 1878-3503
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