Hemophilia is a rare hereditary bleeding disorder, predominantly in males, in which blood cannot clot normally following a injury or cut.
Akanmu, Head, Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“Hemophilia is not as well-known as sickle cell disease, but it’s a disease that affects predominantly males. “We do not know the true prevalence because a lot of people that we are supposed to count as suffering from hemophilia actually die soon after birth. [eap_ad_2] “They die soon after birth because of post circumcision bleeding and a lot of these things actually occur in our villages.
“We need to talk about this disease, we need to enlighten the population. We need to let people know that hemophilia is out there and male births are dying in villages and we are attributing their deaths to something else.
“So it’s a disease that needs real enlightenment.”
He stressed the need for collective action to stop needless deaths as a result of the disease. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]