WORLD HEMOPHILIA DAY MARKED AT MTRH
The World Hemophilia Day was marked at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) on Tuesday April 17, 2012.
As a leading healthcare provider in the country, MTRH in conjunction with Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), celebrated the event at the Hospital’s Nyayo Grounds through sensitizations about the disorder, blood donations, Diagnostic services (including Factor and 9 assays) and health professional services.
MTRH Director, Dr. John Kibosia who was the Chief Guest said that there was a need to educate communities about the bleeding disorder. “Many of those suffering from the illness have been stigmatized by the society”, he lamented in his speech read by the Assistant Deputy Director, Clinical Services; Dr. Wilson Aruasa.
A procession from the Hospital marched to Eldoret Town Hall where they were received and addressed by the Town Mayor; Cllr. William Rono.
The celebrations were followed by a two-day conference dubbed, “Closing the Gap” at the Noble Conference Centre, Eldoret.
MTRH is the only health facility in East and Central Africa region which does a comprehensive diagnosis for Factor 8 and 9 essays in hemophilia, courtesy of Hospital’s partner-Indiana University, USA.