IHTC Program: Eligibility and selection criteria


International Hemophilia Treatment Centre (IHTC) fellowships are offered to healthcare professionals from developing countries working in close collaboration with hemophilia services. All members of the comprehensive hemophilia care team are eligible for fellowships, including physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, laboratory scientists and technicians, orthopedic surgeons, dentists, psychologists, and social workers.

Selection criteria

Candidates are chosen based on their level of commitment and potential to improve hemophilia treatment in their country after the completion of their training period.

Applicants should have:

  • strong medical references;
  • a strong recommendation from the officially recognized national hemophilia member organization (NMO) of their country; a maximum of three applications are accepted per country;
  • commitment to improving hemophilia treatment after completion of the training period;
  • working knowledge of one of the following languages: English, Spanish, French, or Russian; and
  • not previously undertaken an IHTC fellowship.

Candidates will be asked to implement the expertise acquired through their training in their own country. Therefore, it is important that candidates seek training in those aspects of care for people with hemophilia that are practiced at their centre.

When deciding on the centre where training is to be undertaken, strong emphasis will be placed on the facilities available or likely to become available at the centre where the candidate works, and the chance of acquiring that expertise at the designated IHTC.

Updated October 2015


The IHTC Fellowship program is supported by exclusive funding from: