Thalassemia supportive care is non-curative and more expensive than bone marrow transplantation. Yet, not many centers refer patients for BMT in low-resource settings.
Information technology will greatly boost quality care and cost effectiveness for the cure of severe disorders of children.
issues with tertiary health care access and costs in rich countries are an opportunity for lower-income regions.
Focusing on humanitarian emergencies is not enough and may not attract and retain qualified local health professionals needed to strengthen healthcare systems.
With governments' commitment many centers for the cure of sickle cell disease could be set up directly in Africa.