Hemophilia

Prof Robert Lewis gives a talk on Blood Group Genotyping

Gene type is the complete heritable genetic identity. That is the sum total of genes transmitted from parent to offspring. There are four hemoglobin genotypes in human beings: AA, AS, SS and AC (uncommon)

Prof Robert Flower Lewis, a visiting professor from Queensland University gave a talk on Blood Group Genotyping to members of the department, KNH Hematology staff and postgraduate students on Thursday, 29th September 2022 at Lecture Theatre 1. 

Dr Kibet leads talks on State of Affair for Haemophilia patients

On the 29th July 2022, Kenya Haemophilia Association, World Federation of Haemophilia, and Ministry of Health  officials met at the ministry offices. Dr. Kibet Shikuku led the discussions with President of World Federation of Haemophilia, Cesar Garrido, and CAS Rashid Aman on the current state of affairs for patients with Haemophilia and other bleeding disorders in Kenya.

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.

Courtesy Call by Dr. Stella and Dr. Kibet to the Chairman

Dr. Stella Rwezaula and Dr. Peter Kibet made a courtesy call to the Chairman, Dr. Waweru Wairimu to share on the training on safe circumcision program for hemophilia patients. The program involves specialist from both Tanzania and Kenya.

The training involved a group of doctors and nurses from 10 counties including four from muhimbili national referral hospital. It runs for two weeks with about 90 plus patients benefiting from the circumcision program.