Veena Selvaratnam, MD, an Adult Hematologist at the Ampang Hospital in Malaysia, believes in the power of community. It is one of the reasons she became a free World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Global Community Membership Program member. She enjoys receiving the members-only quarterly newsletter that contains stories about how patients are overcoming challenges, new WFH resources and the latest scientific news. She also values the feeling of being part of a larger global movement that believes where a patient is born should not determine their level of care.
The WFH builds community in many ways—including hosting workshops throughout the year. Selvaratnam believes these workshops offer participants a unique opportunity to develop global and regional exchange and support networks. They feel that they are an important part of her ability to deliver quality care for her patients, as networking creates ties that broaden knowledge and foster partnerships that will promote better patient management and care.