National Campaign for safe Circumcision in People Living with Haemophilia.
Start Time: 
Sat, 2014-07-12 08:00
End Time: 
Sat, 2014-07-12 13:00
Location: 
School of Medicine ,Teaching Lab I

People living with Haemophilia have a genetic disorder that impair the body's ability to control blood cloting. They are at risk of severe uncontrolled bleeding following circumcision. Safe circumcision in these individuals should be undertaken in medical facilities with capacity to prevent bleeding during operations.

The Kenya Haemophilia Association (KHA) in conjuction with Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation have launched a natural and safe circumcision awareness campaign on 12th July 2014. The event was attended by people living with Haemophilia, Parents and guardians, personnel from Novo Nordisk Foundation, health Professionals from Kenyatta National Hospital and Haematologists from the Unit of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. Dr. Njuguna a Peadiatrician and Haematologist from Moi University was also in attendance.

Speakers at the launch of the campaign included Mr. James Kago the Chairman of the Kenya Haemophilia Association, Dr. Jamilla Rajab, Dr. Peter Kibet, Dr. Shady sedhon of Novo Nordisk Foundation, Parents and affected persons. Parents lauded the campaign noting that there is little awareness about haemophilia in the Society. These activities have been organised by a team led by the patron of Kenya Haemophilia Association led by Prof. Walter Mwanda.

Contact Person: 
Dr. Peter Kibet
Category: 
Staff