P. Kasirye, A. Kisakye, A. Nakalyango, A. Barnabas
Hemophilia knowledge and care are largely missing in much of Africa’s Sub- Saharan population and health care setting. Previously thought to be limited among persons of European descent, the disease is increasingly being diagnosed among Africans. Hence the need for concerted efforts to ensure access to care services by affected persons. Hemophilia Foundation Uganda with support from the global haemophilia community has awakened mobilization for awareness and care working with the Uganda Ministry of Health.
To date eight Hemophilia Treatment Centres (HTCs) have been set up at eight large public health facilities across Uganda including; Masaka, Mbale, Mbarara, Nakivale, Lira, Gulu, Lacor, and Nebbi hospitals. We share the processes, experiences, and future goals.