On January 21, 2016, the Peshawar Chapter of the Hemophilia Patients Welfare Society (PHPWS) started to oversee care of a 12-year old boy with hemophilia who had been involved in a road accident. Ijaz’s injuries were severe with a life-threatening extradural hematoma. Fortunately, he had access to treatment which included clotting factor concentrates (CFC) donations provided by the WFH. Ijaz was treated in Peshawar and is currently in stable condition. He is being followed up by the Neurosurgery and Pediatrics departments of the Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC).
Ijaz’s story is an encouraging one—and proof that the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program is helping to make a difference in the world. In Pakistan, the program’s support of the Lahore, Rawalpindi, Karachi, and Peshawar chapters of the PHPWS are helping to save lives and help people with hemophilia.
“There is no doubt that we continue to have challenges and the road ahead is long,” said Hassan Raza, PHPWS President. “But through collaboration between international, national, and local caregivers, we have been able to achieve almost a revolutionary change in the treatment of patients in our part of the world.”
The PHPWS would like to acknowledge the help of local supporters Syed Shabistan and Faheem Khan Mohmand—who both have hemophilia—for the part they played in helping Ijaz.