WFH launches 50th anniversary
For 50 years, the WFH has been working globally to close the gap in care and to achieve treatment for all people, both men and women, with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders, regardless of where they might live.
As the WFH marks its 50th anniversary, we are reflecting on our many accomplishments, milestones, and lessons learned. Activities are planned through 2013 – our anniversary year – and on until the WFH 2014 World Congress in Melbourne, Australia.
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In spite of the tremendous progress made over the last 50 years, the vast majority of people with bleeding disorders living in developing countries do not have access to proper care. The WFH continues to work to close the gap in care so proper treatment will be available for all around the world. As part of our 50th anniversary, we have launched the Close the Gap campaign.
WFH 50th anniversary videos
The Journey Begins
The Journey Begins, the latest release in a 50th anniversary video series by the WFH, recounts the life of WFH founder, Frank Schnabel, a Montreal businessman with hemophilia. Click here to watch >
The video Empowering Patients explores the story of Antonia, who was determined not to let her son, diagnosed with hemophilia, follow the same fate as three of his cousins who died from complications due to hemophilia. Click here to watch >
Volunteering Brings Change
The video Volunteering Brings Change is dedicated to the remarkable people who donate generously their time, expertise, and energy to the WFH and its national member organizations. Click here to watch >
Progressing Care Globally
Watch Progressing Care Globally and learn how China experienced rapid improvements in care after participating in the WFH's GAP Program. Click here to watch >
Changing Lives Through Twinning
The sharing of knowledge and expertise is the greatest gift of twinning. In the video Changing Lives Through Twinning, Yuri Zhulyov and Paula Bolton-Maggs, MD, reflect on their involvement with the WFH Twinning Program. Click here to watch >
The Winning Coalition
Dr. Assad Haffar narrates The Winning Coalition, a 20-minute film highlighting the establishment of a national care system for people with bleeding disorders in Senegal, through the work of local doctors, patients, governments, and international volunteers. Click here to watch >
Close the Gap
This short video highlights the differences between children who have received care for their bleeding disorder and those who suffer without care. Click here to watch >
Updated April 2013