WFH Humanitarian Aid Program

The lack of access to care and treatment in developing countries is an urgent and important public health challenge, as the cost of products to treat is prohibitively expensive for the majority of those affected with a bleeding disorder. The WFH is leading the effort to change this lack of access in developing countries by providing consistent and predictable access to treatment for all.

Since the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program was created in 1996:
462,000,000+ 90 100,000+

In 2016, the WFH donated 140,871,804 international units (IUs) of clotting factor to 58 countries.


Visionary Contributors Contributors
Bioverativ CSL Behring
Sobi Green Cross

An increasing number of contributors within the global bleeding disorders community have accepted the challenge of providing a sustainable and predictable supply of donated products. The visionary contribution from Bioverativ and Sobi to the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program translates into 500 million IUs over five years (2015-2020). In addition, the eight-year commitment (2014-2021) from Grifols totaling 200 million IUs, along with a ten-year commitment (2009-2018) from CSL Behring for a total of 22 million IUs, and the three-year agreement (2017-2019) with Green Cross for 6 million IUs, there will now be a more predictable and sustainable flow of humanitarian aid donations to the global community. In addition, the initiatives of Project WISH and Project Recovery allow for the manufacturing of clotting factor concentrates from previously discarded cryopaste which provide treatment products to countries most in need.

With increased multi-year donations and a steady flow of treatment products to the WFH network, it will be possible for people with bleeding disorders in the developing world have continued access to treatment for emergency situations, acute bleeds, corrective surgeries, and also prophylaxis for young children.

The WFH Humanitarian Aid Program also provides a range of integrated care development training programs to ensure the local infrastructure and medical expertise are available to optimize and appropriately use donated products.


Latest news on the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program  

The WFH talks to members of our global bleeding disorders community about the impact of, and the need for, the Humanitarian Aid Program during the 2016 World Congress. 

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Updated July 2017