Newborn Screening in Kenya: Current Perspectives and why it is the need of the hour?

For a newborn baby, the first and foremost gift every parent can give is a healthy future. In a developing nation like Kenya, despite it being the healthcare capital for its neighbouring countries, still, the healthcare here has to evolve to cover wider aspects. One among them is definitely treating the diseases of the future, today. It should be given […]

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How and When Newborn Screening Should Be Done

Newborn screening, commonly known as NBS, is a list of simple yet important tests given to newborn babies between24 – 72 hours of birth to screen for congenital metabolic disorders and conditions. Some of these conditions are not clinically evident until irreversible and permanent damage is already done. However, these simple screening tests done at the […]

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3 tests of Newborn Screening and why it is essential for shaping a healthy future

Newborn screening is a public health intervention done within 72 hours of birth. It involves three major tests to identify life-threatening genetic illnesses, even before the symptoms kick in. Statistically, it can be claimed that most of the newborn babies are healthy and won’t have any of the conditions the screening tests are looking for. But, […]

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Why is Newborn screening important in countries like Kenya and India?

According to the United Nations in July 2016, the population of India stood at 1,326,801,576. Today, it stands as the second most populated country in the world with a fertility rate of 2.43 births per woman. Catering the basic medical needs across the populated countries like India will be a difficult task. The growth of […]

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Neonatal Screening is the need of the hour for India and Kenya

Let’s kick start with the old yet gold saying, “Prevention is better than cure!” What if you can identify the diseases and disorders you will get in the future? For sure, we can prepare for that or rectify the condition in the beginning itself. One such attempt to know the errors is ‘Neonatal Screening’ or ‘Newborn baby screening’. […]

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Basics of Radiation Protection – Working Tips & Guidelines

Medical radiation poses a threat to staff and patients involved in a medical treatment process. The processes generally involve applying radiation such as X-rays, gamma rays, beta rays or injecting of certain radioactive isotopes into the patient’s body. Sometimes the isotopes can be administered orally to treat diseases like cancer or to take imaging studies. […]

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Importance of Capillary Electrophoresis in screening of Hemoglobinopathies in New Born

Capillary Electrophoresis Technology: Capillary Electrophoresis is one of the most advanced healthcare technology that is being used globally. Electrophoresis technology offers complete automation, full walkaway and high throughput, which are of vital importance for most of the Clinical Laboratories. In electrophoresis, complex molecules are differentiated based on the electric charge they carry in a silica […]

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