The Penn Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Program in Philadelphia and its twin, the Princess Marina Hospital Hemophilia Treatment Centre in Gaborone, Botswana, were awarded the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Twin of the Year Award in July 2009.
The two centers were recognized for their twinning activities in 2008, including outreach in remove villages, the identification of new patients, a citywide march and media campaign for World Hemophilia Day and trainings for medical professionals. They also worked to improve the delivery of care in Botswana. The centers have been partners since 2004.
The WFH Twinning Program links patient organizations and treatment centers in developing and developed countries. WFH supports training, exchanges, workshops, patient education and other activities to improve treatment and care for people with bleeding disorders.
For more information on the WFH Twinning Program, contact Nicola Hope: firstname.lastname@example.org or 514.394.2828 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) or visit WFH’s Web site: www.wfh.org.