The World Federation of International Hemophilia Training Centre (IHTC) Fellowship Program was launched in 1972, and in the more than four decades since its inception, the program has had an impact in the bleeding disorders community. The program was created to promote the development of future leaders in the international bleeding disorders community by providing them with leadership skills training, resources, and the opportunity to meet other youth leaders from around the world. The IHTC Fellowship Program has accomplished all of those objectives—with great success.
Since 1972, over 685 healthcare professionals from 96 countries have benefitted from the IHTC Fellowship Program. The WFH recently conducted an impact evaluation of the program for the period of 2011 to 2015, and the results are both encouraging and inspiring. Here are some figures, which—while based on qualitative questions—still serve to give us a very strong picture of the difference the program is making to the community: