Study on Hemoglobinopathies and G6PD deficiency in Terai Districts of Nepal
NPR 22.5 Million
Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP)
20 districts (Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari,Saptari, Sarlahi, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa, Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kanchanpur, Kailali)
Haemoglobinopathies are the common monogenic diseases causing one of the world’s major health problems. Numerous hospital based and community based studies have reported the prevalence of hemoglobinopathies and G6PD among Nepalese population especially among Tharu residing in western and far western regions.
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) 2011, there are around 13.31 million populations in Terai district of Nepal. Despite a good number of research performed in this area, precisely the exact number of Tharu with haemoglobinopathies and G6PD is yet to be determined thus making it a matter of utmost importance for the management of this disorder. Similarly; besides the Tharu population, studies have shown that haemoglobinopathies and G6PD are also prevalent among other ethnic groups residing in the Terai region. It is known that Terai people share common socio-economic conditions as well as belonging to malaria endemic areas. Hence, it is of utmost importance to determine the exact prevalence of hemoglobin disorder and G6PD among the population of Terai district of Nepal.
To determine the prevalence of hemoglobinopathies and G6PD among the population of Terai district of Nepal
This study will help to determine the prevalence of hemoglobinopathies (Thalassemia and Sickle Cell disease) and G6PD among the population of Terai district of Nepal. This study will also help to compare the hemoglobinopathies and G6PD among the Tharu and other Tharu population.