Family practitioners, nurse-midwives, obstetricians, gynaecologists
and community health clinics will increasingly be strategic and central to WFH outreach efforts, in addition to serving as new care partners important to the multidisciplinary model of care. Africa is the second most populous continent. With 53 countries and nearly one billion people the challenges are indeed great. Africa is the most underrepresented geographical area within the WFH. Within Africa, at present, only 15 nations (less than one-third of those in Africa) have NMOs within the WFH national membership. In North Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia are members. Within the three regions of sub-Saharan Africa, WFH has 11 NMOs: West Africa – Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Senegal; East Africa – Eritrea, Kenya and Sudan; Southern Africa – Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa and Zimbabwe (see Fig. 3). During the http://www.selleckchem.com/pharmacological_MAPK.html 2010 WFH Congress, three additional African countries are expected to be accredited as members of the WFH – Ethiopia, Ghana and buy SB203580 Tanzania. There are wide-ranging and disparate needs across the sub-Saharan region. The goal of developing care for people with bleeding disorders must be considered in context with other disease burdens in Africa,
such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and malnutition. To maximize the results of WFH work in Africa, WFH is encouraging countries to network with each other and organize programmes on a regional level. Integral to the approach to achieving Treatment for All is building a centre of core expertise within each African region. This then serves as a hub for further regional development activities, as well as 5FU a model for what can be achieved.
WFH experience has shown that culturally appropriate training that occurs in a setting resembling the level of care within a country maximizes the opportunity for practical learning and achieving sustainable care. Equally important, it is extremely beneficial to have regional role models when communicating with Ministries of Health and cultivating healthcare professionals. To date, WFH regional programming has been primarily based in Senegal (West African region), Kenya (East African region) and South Africa (Southern African region). In both the East and West African regions, the WFH started by improving diagnosis through regional laboratory training workshops (e.g. West Africa in 2008 and East Africa in 2009) and by encouraging the development of national patient registries. Five of the 11 sub-Saharan African countries now have patient registries . Diagnosis of Haemophilia and Other Bleeding Disorders, the WFH Laboratory Manual , soon to be published in a new and expanded edition, and Guide to Developing a National Patient Registry  serve as the primary training tools.