Training for bleeding disorders laboratory professionals was severely impacted around the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Kenya was no exception. Face-to-face events became impossible, hampering the ability of laboratory personnel to get the training they needed to support people with bleeding disorders (PWBD). In order to ensure that education could continue, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) collaborated with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) and the Kenya Haemophilia Association (KHA) to develop an online learning module for laboratory professionals. The online module offers users updated educational hemophilia and bleeding disorders content, and will train an estimated 3,500 laboratory personnel this year.
KMLTTB is the national regulatory arm of laboratory services in Kenya, and is responsible for registering and licensing all laboratory professionals in the country. The organization is also responsible for accrediting laboratories, defining the core curricula for laboratory sciences (pre-service) in the country, and managing the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program for in-service laboratory professionals.