The Sickle cell and Haemophilia clinic was opened at Jaramogi Onginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital amidst calls to offer health insurance for warriors living with the two blood disorders...
Jaramogi Onginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) is spearheading a multi-sectorial approach to forging a way forward for combating sickle cell in the region. Part of the mandate of this new move is to establish a sickle cell support group for people living with sickle cell and their families at JOOTRH
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and referral hospital now turns to couple testing and genetic counseling before marriage to reduce new cases of sickle cell. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOORTH) is pushing for a comprehensive approach to eradicate sickle cell disease including compulsory couple testing for sickle cell trait before marriage.
Bone marrow transplant as a solution to the treatment of sickle cell disease is a practice that is yet to gain ground not only due to limited human resources to perform it but also the issue of affordability and accessibility of the treatment to patients. In Kenya, less than ten bone marrow transplants have been done since the practice was first launched in the country.