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Helping our community grow in Kazakhstan

Tuesday 26th February 2019

Acino supports the first ever educational event focused on educating children and families on factors affecting growth.
Acino supports the first ever educational event focused on educating children and families on factors affecting growth.

On December 8, 2018, Acino in Kazakhstan, in collaboration with the senior pediatric endocrinologist of Almaty, established and held the educational event “School of Growth”. The event is aimed at helping children with short stature and providing educational support to their parents. This was the first event ever in Kazakhstan.

“School of Growth” consists of scientific and educational lectures for children and their parents to learn about the factors affecting growth, such as: nutrition, daily regimen, psychological atmosphere in the family, sleep, exercise, somatropin intake time, vitamins and minerals intake, as well as the control of concomitant diseases and conditions.

The program also includes training for parents how to use growth hormone drugs correctly and practical advice on how to avoid the typical mistakes in the preparation and administration of the drug.

The educational event was lead by the senior pediatric endocrinologist of Almaty, Askarova I.A., the pediatric endocrinologist Amanbay, G.M. and pediatric nurse Dynasilova G.K. from the National Scientific Center of Motherhood and Childhood, Astana.

The event brought together 28 children from a total of 39 registered in Almaty, all suffering from pituitary nanism and Shereshevsky-Turner syndrome. The feedback from parents was extremely positive:

During just 3 hours we learned much more than in 3 years of treatment!

As a result of the event, the senior endocrinologist proposed to make the first Friday of December the Day of a children with short stature into the WHO health calendar.

Running a global campaign on children’s growth pathology will increase awareness of the problem through teaching and social activities for patients and their parents, as well as educational events for healthcare professionals dedicated to the issues of early diagnosis of patients with growth disorders.