Advocacy in Action Program 2010-2015

Building on the foundation of the successful regional advocacy initiatives that ran from 2006 to 2010, the World Federation of Hemophilia has begun a new phase of advocacy programming.  This new advocacy initiative, Advocacy in Action, will continue to assist WFH member organizations in developing their advocacy skills.  It seeks to provide the tools to help national member organizations (NMOs) implement successful advocacy projects and activities.  This program is supported by exclusive funding from Baxter.


The objectives of the Advocacy in Action program are to:

  • Assist in further developing advocacy skills through workshops;
  • Develop and provide NMOs with tailored advocacy training;
  • Develop tools to support national advocacy initiatives (e.g. monographs, comparative data, fact sheets, etc.);
  • Support specific NMO representatives in developing and implementing a national advocacy/lobbying plan;
  • Provide experienced support throughout the life of the advocacy initiative, including on-site visits/coaching, direct lobbying support and back-up administrative support on matters of public policy.


The Advocacy in Action program has four main components:

  • 12 tailored thematic and geographic workshops based on specific advocacy issues and needs;
  • Dedicated advocacy staff resource at WFH;
  • Advocacy project grants to eligible member organizations;
  • Individualized coaching/support to specific NMOs in the implementation of their advocacy projects.

This combination will not only strengthen the capacity of many NMOs to advocate effectively and strategically for improved and sustained care for people with bleeding disorders, but will also offer the possibility of reaching out to countries/NMOs that have not yet benefitted from WFH country programs or the Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) program.

Advocacy in Action Success Indicators

The following indicators will be used for the evaluation of the program:

  • Comments on the training received by participants to the workshops;
  • Quality of NMO follow-up advocacy projects/campaigns;
  • Incidence of the projects on the life of people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders;
  • Capacity of NMOs to share knowledge and experiences with others;
  • Capacity of NMOs to find innovative solutions to their advocacy issues and needs.

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Reviewed April 2015

The Advocacy in Action program is supported by exclusive funding from: