Established in 2004, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) International Healthcare Volunteer Award honours a volunteer healthcare professional who has contributed significantly to further the mission and goals of the WFH.
Candidates for this award are drawn from the broad spectrum of healthcare professionals we are fortunate to work with as we pursue our shared vision of Treatment for All. Congratulations to Miguel Tezanos Pinto, MD, recipient of the 2018 WFH International Healthcare Volunteer Award.
Based in Argentina, Pinto is a celebrated hematologist, teacher, researcher, and most importantly a friend to many in the global bleeding disorders community. Pinto has been an active member of the WFH for more than 40 years—assuming positions such as secretary-general for the WFH 1972 World Congress, and honorary president of the WFH 2010 World Congress, both held in his native country of Argentina.
Pinto has been an integral part of the WFH International Hemophilia Treatment Centre (IHTC) Program, contributing much of his time and knowledge. During his career spanning more than six decades, he has contributed to remarkable advances in patient care in Argentina, implemented sustainable access to medication and trained many healthcare professionals from all over Latin America. The WFH congratulates and thanks Pinto, MD for his tireless work that has touched countless lives. We are proud to honour him with the 2018 WFH International Healthcare Volunteer Award.