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The healthcare development work of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) is carried out in collaboration with its national member organizations (NMOs) and a dedicated group of medical and lay volunteers, and is based on a comprehensive development model that aims to achieve sustainable comprehensive care and treatment for all.
The WFH carries out its work through country-specific as well as global programs and activities. It focuses on:
- Implementing national care programs to achieve sustainable comprehensive care
- Implementing targeted country development action plans
- Expanding capacity to achieve accurate laboratory diagnosis
- Expanding training for health professionals
- Implementing NMO leadership skills training nationally, regionally and globally
- Promoting NMO development
The work of the WFH has a four-tiered approach that can build progressively over time.
- The WFH serves and supports the needs of all of its NMOs through its global programs and activities.
- ”Underserved” countries may be considered for a Cornerstone Initiative when they, or their regions, demonstrate initiative, motivation and potential to develop basic standards of care.
- Where there is the initiative, motivation and potential to work more in-depth on improving hemophilia care, countries may be considered for country programs.
- When a country program demonstrates the potential for establishing a national hemophilia care program that is integrated within the health system and covers all areas of hemophilia care development, it may be considered for the Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) program.
Countries can be involved in one or more of these programs and activities over extended periods of time. In 2015, WFH healthcare development programs and activities reached a total of 102 countries worldwide: 63 countries fell under the global program activities category, and 39 countries fell under the GAP, country programs and Cornerstone country category.
In 2016, the WFH will continue to focus its work on global program activities and on 33 GAP and individual country programs, as well as seven Cornerstone country initiative.
Updated March 2016