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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. 

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.