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Staff participate in the AMSUN Leave No Medic Behind Charity Run

On Saturday, 04th June 2022, Dr Walong (the patron for the run) and Dr Barasa were participants in the Association of Medical Students of the University of Nairobi (AMSUN) leave no medic behind charity run. The aim for the run was to fundraise to assist  underprivileged students in the School of Medicine. 
The run comprised of 5km and 10km runs. It began at the Kenya Medical Training College Nairobi Campus field at 7:30am with both staff members finishing their run.

MicroPath training of Immunology and Clinical Chemistry units staff

MicroPath Laboratory conducted a training to the staff members of Immunology and Clinical Chemistry Units on the usage of the newly acquired automated equipment which will provide clinical services to patients.

The training was done on Thursday, 26th May 2022 at the Haematology Laboratory at 2pm. Mr. Timothy from MicroPath Laboratory conducted the training on assembly of the equipment and training will continue on the following week on the operations. In attendance was Dr Barasa, Immunology Unit Head.

Inaugural Brain Tumour Conference- Day Two

The second day of the Brain Tumour Conference was focused on patient experiences on brain tumour treatment, brain tumour registry and psychiatric talk which opened the forum to the launch of the support group for brain tumour patients. 136 participants joined online platform while 69 participants were present for the conference. View more photos
 

Dr Barasa leads in the Commissioning of the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory at KNH

On Wednesday, 11th May 2022, President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated three state-of-the-art health facilities at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) which included the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory (HLA Lab) where Dr. Barasa was the lead person.

The other facilities commissioned were the Zarina Merali Surgical Daycare Centre and the Centre for Kidney Disease & Organ Transplantation.

The laboratory, the first of its kind in East Africa, will facilitate histocompatibility and genetics testing for solid organ and bone marrow transplantation services.

Celebrating World Hemophilia Day

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.

Partnership with MicroPATH Laboratories to provide clinical services

In the era of evidence-based medicine, accurate and efficacious laboratory results are not a luxury, it’s what differentiates guesswork versus good clinical medicine. Clinical laboratory results influence 70% to 80% of all clinical decisions made by health care providers. It is therefore critical that patients receive accurate, fast, and convenient laboratory services.

Safe Circumcision Training for Haemophilia Patients

Haemophilia is a medical condition in which the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury. The condition is typically caused by a hereditary lack of a coagulation factor, most often factor VIII and factor IX.

The safe circumcision training was held at Kenyatta National Hospital on 28th March - 1st April 2022 with 40 participants including doctors and nurses. It was lead by Dr.  Peter, Chairperson of Kenya Haemophilia Association and benefited more than 90 patients.