The World sickle cell day was successfully marked on 20th June, 2015 at the Treasury square in Mombasa. The activities for the day included charity walk, free medical camps and submission of fundraised money.
The Technical University of Mombasa medical students from the Faculty of Applied and Health Sciences were the only people giving medical attention to those who attended. They also participated in charity walk and submitted their fundraised money. Four academic staff members led by the Chairperson of Medical Sciences Department, Mr. Kiio Kithome also took part in the exercise. The expertise of Mr. Nyarambe Wigina, Ms Nelly Ogada and Ms. Khadija Ndoti were of great value given their recognition status by Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board (KMLTTB).
The number of people that were examined this year had increased to 250 from 150 compared to the previous year.
The Medical Sciences Department will be organising a pre-sickle cells day at TUM annually to provide preparation for medical students to be well versed with the tests done on the actual day as well as to meet the expectations of the public in provision of quality and safe medical attention.