Global NMO Training

Every two years the WFH holds a three-day Global National Member Organization (NMO) Training before the World Congress that includes a variety of information-sharing sessions and capacity-building workshops. Each workshop is simultaneously translated into Spanish, Russian, French, and, starting in 2020, in Arabic.

In 2020, the Global NMO Training will introduce a new format: a portion of the training will take place during the WFH World Congress at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, and some sessions will be open to all Congress delegates.

Each NMO is invited to send one participant, and the WFH offers up to 24 youth fellowships.

Glasgow, Scotland
May 17 to 19, 2018 
One hundred and fourteen participants from 88 countries attended the 10th Global NMO Training in Glasgow, Scotland. A record number of 23 youth delegates—funded by the WFH Youth Fellowship Program and the Susan Skinner Memorial Fund Scholarship—also attended. Plenary sessions included best practices by NMOs, novel therapies in bleeding disorders, and an overview of the WFH World Bleeding Disorder Registry (WBDR). Through interactive workshops, participants learned about fundraising, VWD, building relationships and alliances with different stakeholders, and how to lead volunteer development. A Humanitarian Aid session was also held, along with youth sessions and a workshop on the WFH In-Hemo Action playing cards. The latter event allowed delegates to interact with local children with a bleeding disorder and their parents.

Orlando, U.S.A.
July 21 to 23, 2016 
In July 2016, the WFH was pleased to welcome 113 participants from 92 countries to the 2016 Global NMO Training. Nineteen of the participants were dynamic youth fellows selected from an international competition. Plenary sessions covered the experiences of a panel of NMO members with diverse experiences, an in-depth background of hemophilia treatment products, and WFH news. During interactive workshops, participants were walked through the development of hemophilia care, strategic planning, and the implementation of projects and outreach initiatives. The WFH collaborated with the U.S.A. National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) on the opening plenary, as well as on a joint workshop on volunteer development.

For more information about the Global NMO Training or the Youth Fellowship Program, please contact us at programs@wfh.org.