Kisumu County is about to host the first-ever Worldwide Sickle cell and Haemophilia summit on September 12-16 to forge resolutions concerning the genetic illness.
The inaugural Sickle Cell Illness (SCD) summit within the nation will likely be sponsored by the Kisumu County Authorities, Novartis Kenya, and the Sickle Cell Federation of Kenya.
It’ll provide the well being practitioners and sufferers a platform to study and share experiences on the new developments and milestones within the scientific and scientific facets of the scourge.
World Well being Group tasks that 6,000 youngsters are born with SCD yearly in Kenya and Kisumu County is the epicenter of SCD with 21 out of 100 youngsters born with Sickle cell trait.
Thus far, the lakeside county has established elaborate measures to handle the excessive burden of the situation within the area by unveiling a sickle cell toddler screening and administration care middle and building of a complete sickle cell remedy middle on the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Instructing and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) amongst different interventions.
The County Well being Government Dr. Gregory Ganda says the conference is well timed as it might allow numerous stakeholders to discover homegrown options towards reaching sustainable look after SCD sufferers in the area.
Throughout the occasion, individuals will bear intensified psychological and social assist to strengthen the hyperlinks between communities affected by SCD.
Additionally, individuals are anticipated to witness high-level scientific workshops, state-of-the-art shows from consultants, and affected person testimonies which are deliberate to function throughout the week-long occasion.
The summit will convey collectively sickle cell illness researchers, well being practitioners, well being care suppliers, sufferers and advocates from throughout the globe.
By Robert Ojwang’