What’s happening on April 17th other than Easter? It’s also the 33rd annual World Hemophilia Day!
Current estimates indicate the prevalence of hemophilia is approximately 21 per 100 000 males. While this would indicate there are 800 000 people worldwide living with hemophilia, recent survey data shows only 241 535 have been identified.
To help bridge this gap and ensure all individuals with bleeding disorders are accurately diagnosed and treated, the theme for this year’s World Hemophilia Day is “Access for All: Partnership. Policy. Progress.”. Through this initiative, the World Federation of Hemophilia hopes to raise awareness and engage governments to integrate inherited bleeding disorders into national health policy.
This week, MEDUCOM participated in a scavenger hunt to learn more about inherited bleeding disorders. For more information on how you can get involved, visit https://wfh.org/world-hemophilia-day/.