Canadian, Indian experts join hands to tackle Haemophilia

New Delhi, Sep.3 (ANI): The Bleeding Disorders Program in Winnipeg, Canada and the Haemophilia Society (Delhi) are jointly organising an International Symposium on haemophilia on September 4 and 5 at the LPS Auditorium, PHD House, August Kranti Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi.

A Canada High Commission release said the event will provide physicians, nurses and families of patients suffering from haemophilia with important information about the diagnosis and management of the disease and will help raise the profile of haemophilia within the Delhi medical community. The symposium will also serve as the foundation for further collaborative activities by the two partner institutes.

Dr Jayson Stoffman, Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child HealthancerCare Manitoba, who is participating in the symposium, said: "With the support of the World Federation of Haemophilia, the Paediatric Bleeding Disorders Program at Winnipeg, Canada is excited to be partnered with the Haemophilia Society (Delhi). Through this weekend's International Symposium on Haemophilia, we look forward to the opportunities to learn from each other as we work together to improve the care of persons with bleeding disorders in both countries."

In 2009, the Paediatric Bleeding Disorders Program at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Canada joined a twinning program with the Haemophilia Society (Delhi) and initiated a four-year partnership. Following an assessment visit, experts from the Canadian institute identified key areas of patient care, education and health care provider support where bilateral interaction could positively impact the lives of people with bleeding disorders in both Delhi and Winnipeg. The focus for 2010 was patient and caregiver education, which will conclude with the International Symposium on Haemophilia.

The twinning program is an initiative by the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) whereby established haemophilia treatment centres are paired with clinics in developing countries to share knowledge and expertise. (ANI)

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