ABSTRACT: The sickle cell disease is a genotypic affection, suited to the black race, characterized by the presence of an abnormal haemoglobin S (HbS). The purpose of this survey was to assess the knowledge, the attitudes and the practices of the health professionals on management of children with sickle cells diseases. We carried out a cross-sectional survey in the health centres and involved 140 health professional of Community Health Centres (CSCOM) and 6 health districts in Bamako. The study found that 72% of health professionals had between 24 and 39 year old; 39% were physician; 77% didn't know the name of the drugs used in case of non complicate sickle cells diseas. Among the health professionals, 81% knew that the sickle cells disease was a blood illness. Our findings suggest that management of children with sickle cells diseases was not performed better due to the knowledge insufficiency of health professionals. We recommend training the health staff.
Le Mali médical 02/2008; 23(2):1-4.