Traduction en anglais : Cmoprehensive national genetic program in a developing country: Cuba.
In late 1981, the Maternal and Child Health Department of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba developed a program for the « Diagnosis and Prevention of Genetic diseases » whose objectives are to screen for sickle cell disease (SCD) and other congenital metabolic disorders; to conduct maternal serum alpha1-fetoprotein determination; to carry out prenatal cytogenetic diagnosis in pregnant women; and to integrate genetic counseling services with the primary care level.
At that time, only four of the country's 14 provinces had clinical genetic services.
The activities carried out to ensure coverage of the entire population included the organization of clinical genetics departments in all the provinces, and the establishment of seven regional cytogenetics laboratories and two central laboratories.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie héréditaire, Dépistage, Génétique, Programme sanitaire, Diagnostic, Prénatal, Organisation santé, Conseil génétique, Cuba, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Genetic disease, Medical screening, Genetics, Sanitary program, Diagnosis, Prenatal, Public health organization, Genetic counseling, Cuba, West Indies, Central America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0664677
Code Inist : 002B23A. Création : 199406.