WFH NETWORK

Warm welcome for Alain Baumann and the WFH in India

Alain Baumann, CEO of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), visited the daycare centre of KEM Hospital, in Mumbai, India, on December 6, 2018—and was welcomed by a group of enthusiastic and appreciative children. Nearly 92 Children with Hemophilia (CWH) below age 15 were present the day of Baumann’s visit, most of whom are on prophylaxis treatment. The staff of KEM Hospital and the children under their care were there to show their appreciation for the combined efforts of the WFH, the local hemophilia treatment centre (HTC), KEM Hospital and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Mumbai, in moving towards a vision of Treatment for All. The children and their families interacted with Alain Baumann and explained how WFH support for the KEM day care centre is helping them attend school regularly and lead a normal life.

Also present at the meeting were Vikash Goel, President of Hemophilia Federation of India; Chandrakala S., MD, Professor and Hematologist, KEM Hospital, Mumbai; Srimati Shetty, MD, Director of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR); Jayashree Kale, MD, Professor and Head of Department, Occupational Therapy, KEM Hospital, Mumbai; Sachi Satapathy, WFH Regional Manager, South Asia and East Asia; and Managing Committee members from the local Mumbai chapter of the Indian Hemophilia Society.