Oldest genetic disorder few Kenyans know about

Source: The Standard

By Joy Wanja Muraya
Sun, April 16th 2017

Today, Kenya joins the globe in celebrating the triumphs of persons with a bleeding disorder known as Haemophilia. From writings of rabbinical readings, haemophilia existed as early as the 2nd century, AD, in the laws and traditions that gave reprieve for baby boys from being circumcised especially if their two older brothers died during the rite of passage. This year the event in Kenya will be marked in Mombasa to mark the opening of the Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Clinic at the Coast General Hospital, bringing the number of specialist haemophilia clinic to three after Kenyatta National Hospital and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.
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