oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A retrospective study of anaemia at Harari Hospital during 1973

Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Although anaemia is common it is rarely the primary cause of hospital admission. Patients are frequently admitted for other illnesses, and subsequently found to be anaemic. We have conducted a survey at Harari Hospital to assess 'the magnitude of this problem. The year 1973 was chosen -as it was the first year that a Coulter counter was routinely used for blood counts on all hospital patients.

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