WFH NETWORK

Improving care by advancing diagnosis in the region

Regional Laboratory Workshop – Mexico City
July 16-17, 2015
Mexico City, Mexico

As part of the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan objective to increase and improve the diagnosis of people with bleeding disorders, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) conducted a regional lab workshop in Mexico City, Mexico, in collaboration with the General Hospital Doctor Gaudencio González Garza, National Medical Center La Raza and with the support of WFH national member organization Federación de Hemofilia de la República Mexicana.

Lab diagnosis is the first step in assuring that people with hemophilia and other related bleeding disorders get the appropriate care and attention they need.  The regional lab workshop provided basic to intermediate level training to laboratory professionals on proper methods and techniques for accurate diagnosis and focused on establishing good laboratory practices.

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Participants from six different countries from the region (Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay) were able to learn and improve their knowledge by participating in theoretical and practical sessions, and discussing real cases.

This initiative not only provided room for discussion amongst participants, but also offered the opportunity to share experiences and practices. Participants were able to liaise and network in order to provide future support to each other when encountering challenges in their own labs. The workshop was a great success and there is a lot of enthusiasm to ensure accurate diagnosis in the region.