The World Hemophilia Day is celebrated every April 17 and this year's theme was “Access for All: Partnership. Policy. Progress. Engaging your government, integrating inherited bleeding disorders into national policy“. By raising awareness and bringing haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders to the attention of policymakers, there is increase in sustainable and equitable access to care and treatment.
To celebrate this day, Dr. Kibet and Dr. Okinyi organized an event in partnership with Kenya Haemophilia Association, Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation and Novo Nordisk Foundation to open two Haemophilia and Sickle Cell clinics in Kakamega and Laikipia.
Both clinics have well-trained doctors, nurses and physiotherapists, and 100 healthcare workers were sensitized to haemophilia and sickle cell disease, they were selected from the Referral Facilities, within the counties and neighbouring counties.