Tackling hemophilia in Uganda: Using “older” and “better” technology

Update posted by Edward Conway On Jun 25, 2017

Please spread the word! We're almost there.... just shy of the $7,500 target to purchase the coagulation analyzer and the necessary reagents. .... less than $1000 to go! I'm booked to go in August to deliver the machine to the hemophilia program in Kampala, to help them install it and train the technicians. Within a week, I expect that patient samples will be rolling in. And @Stago has just informed me that the second machine is en route and their local representatives are also anxious to help in installation and training. Needless to say, Agnes Kisakye and all the participants in the Uganda hemophilia program are thrilled. Thanks to all of you who are helping! You'll receive lots of feedback as the fruits of your contributions are felt in Uganda.

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Update posted by Edward Conway On Jun 01, 2017

Please share this story .... We've almost hit our target!! Your generosity has been overwhelming.... Through your efforts and kindness, awareness of the challenges of treating children with hemophilia in Uganda has increased throughout the world, and offers to help continue to pour in.

Indeed, the story was recently picked by representatives from the company Stago (@Stago), which manufactures semi-automated coagulation analyzers. They were impressed and touched by the potential impact that their product might have. So, after discussions with colleagues in Canada and France (their global headquarters), they contacted me with an amazing offer. They will provide an entirely refurbished STart 4 coagulation analyzer for the hemophilia program in Uganda free of charge! Not only that, their local representative will deliver and install the machine, provide the necessary training to the Ugandan technicians and doctors, and will also provide the reagents!

With Stago’s remarkable participation and contributions from you and your friends, we will be able to place a second machine in a different medical centre in Uganda, so that children with hemophilia who live further from the city of Kampala, can also be tested, monitored and better treated. Uganda is ~70% rural, and travel, particularly in the rainy seasons, is extremely difficult. Having TWO coagulation analyzers in Uganda - one in Kampala and one in Mbarara - will have an enormous positive impact on the care of children with hemophilia.

Please share this story ..... less than $1000 to meet our goal!

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Thank YOU for all of your hard work and efforts in helping the people and children in Uganda. Without you, our donations would not go very far. You are the real Heroes here. Mostafa from Stago

Mostafa Elborno

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