NNHF Community Award 2019: A unifying leader

Congratulations to Dr Kibet Shikuku from Kenya, the winner of the Community Award 2019! In 2012, Dr Shikuku undertook a NNHF fellowship in South Africa, building on all aspects of his knowledge, from diagnosis to long-term care. Upon his return to Kenya, he immediately initiated a complete reclassification of people with haemophilia diagnosed through his centre, resulting in better care and more accurate diagnosis. Dr Shikuku went on to play a fundamental role in improving the lives of people with haemophilia through three NNHF projects, with the latest project, NNHF Kenya 4, currently in execution. The words that come up time and again when people talk about Dr Shikuku are ‘leadership, dedication and empowerment’. These qualities played a key role in the unification of the Kenya Haemophilia Association (KHA), giving the haemophilia community a stronger voice and the power to advocate for better care across the country.