World Hemophilia Day was observed with more enthusiasm and eagerness as
compared to the previous years. It is celebrated to create awareness
amongst society regarding Hemophilia and other Inherited Bleeding
Disorders. This year, the event focused to encourage and motivate the
bleeding disorder community on the theme of: "Get active for
haemophilia: Picture the future" Pakistan Hemophilia Patients Welfare
Society® [PHPWS] organized a national level celebration of World
Hemophilia Day-2015 at Islamabad. The large number of patients in
Pakistan on this World Hemophilia Day-2015 were taken to hiking camp on
Margalla Hills in support of this year’s theme as it involves teamwork.
On the hiking trail, several flag points were established where the
patients were given different briefings/informative sessions with
regards to their disease. This is a critical effort with an ultimate
goal of ensuring better diagnosis and access to care for the millions
who have a rare bleeding disorder yet remain without treatment.