Expanding access to blood disorders care in Eastern Africa

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda joint project

Project supported by a grant from Novo Nordisk Foundation

Partner institution
Kenya Haemophilia Association (KHA): Dr Kibet Shikuku, Chairman and Mr James Kago, Secretary

Haemophilia Society of Tanzania (HST): Dr Stella Rwezaula, President and Dr John Rwegasha, Director of Medical Services at Muhimbili National Hospital

Haemophilia Foundation of Uganda (HFU): Dr Grace Ndeezi, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at Makere University College of Health Sciences and Agnes Kisakye, Executives Secretary of HFU

Rwanda Federation of Hemophilia (RFH): Dr Gilbert Uwizeyimana, haematologist and transfusion medicine specialist, Head of Haematology Unit of the University Hospital Kigali and Mr Emmanuel Seromba, President of RFH


Duration
2 years, envisaged start Q3 2023

Status
Formalisation

Objectives

  • Improve access to blood disorders care infrastructure and data in all four countries by establishing/strengthening 4 centres in 3rd and 2nd level hospitals in Uganda and 3 in Rwanda and making basic care available in 15 primary care facilities in Kenya and 15 in Tanzania
  • Increase diagnosis rate (diagnosing 700 new persons with haemophilia) by equipping the centres as well as through awareness raising and screening activities
  • Empower the national patient organisations to advocate for improved care
  • Leverage on the learnings and experiences from all four countries

Partner with NNHF

NNHF funds and supports projects in developing countries to improve access to care for people with haemophilia and allied bleeding disorders.

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