Celebrating world haemophilia day

The Kenya Haemophilia Association (KHA) in collaboration with Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) held celebrations to commemorate world haemophilia day 2024.

World haemophilia day is celebrated every 17th day of April. This year’s celebration was themed “equitable access for all.” The event brought together students, medical practitioners, people living with Haemophilia and other key stakeholders in the field.

The event was graced by Dr. Bashir Issak, Ag. Head, Directorate of Family Health, Ministry of Health. In his remarks, he thanked the KHA for their efforts in identifying and helping haemophiliac patients live a better quality life. In addition, he encouraged everyone to get screened for haemophilia and other blood clotting disorders during the celebration.

The celebration begun with a short walk from the KNH Camous to the KMTC campus in a bid to raise awareness about Haemophilia and other blood clotting disorders. There was also a launch of a new training curriculum for haemophilia, allied bleeding disorders and sickle cell disease. This was done in partnership with the Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation.

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