Twinning Program

New twins started in 2015:
  • Albania – Poland
  • Togo - Midi-Pyrénées (France)
  • Kathmandu (Nepal) – Rochester (USA)
  • Yangon (Myanmar) – London (England)
  • Chisinau (Moldova) – St. Petersburg (Russia)
  • Abidjan (Ivory Coast) – Brussels (Belgium)
  • Lome (Togo) – Toulouse (France)
  • Tanta (Egypt) – Knoxville (USA)

The Twinning Program of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) was established more than 15 years ago. This program aims to improve hemophilia care in emerging countries through a formal, two-way partnership between two hemophilia organizations or treatment centres for a period of four years. Twinned organizations or hemophilia treatment centres work together and share information, resulting in a mutually beneficial partnership. It is a great way to transfer expertise, experience, skills, and resources.

The WFH has two types of Twinning Programs: the Hemophilia Treatment Centre Twinning and the Hemophilia Organization Twinning.

Hemophilia Treatment Centre Twinning
The Hemophilia Treatment Centre Twinning (HTC) Program partners emerging HTCs with established ones to help improve diagnosis and medical attention for people with hemophilia.

Hemophilia Organization Twinning
The Hemophilia Organization Twinning (HOT) Program partners emerging and established hemophilia patient groups to share knowledge in areas such as patient education, outreach, fundraising, and all other aspects of operating a successful hemophilia patient society.

General Information
The general information documents provide an overview of the Twinning Program, including the program objective, possible activities, selection criteria, application procedure, reporting requirements, funding and duration.

Hemophilia Treatment Centre Twinning Program: General information (PDF)
Hemophilia Organization Twinning Program: General information (PDF) 

Current Twins
Twins of the Year Awards
Articles about Twinning
Guidelines and Resources

For more information about Twinning, contact Christine Herr at

Updated March 2015


The Twinning program is supported by exclusive funding from: