Improving multidisciplinary and preventive care in Mauritius
In 2019, whilst treatment was included on the Essential Drugs List in Mauritius, it was only available in hospitals due to the government’s concerns about the risks of home treatment. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic alongside the Haemophilia Association of Mauritius’ (HAM) advocacy efforts changed this. The government not only approved home treatment but also named HAM as the official self-infusion training partner for people with haemophilia. HAM also focused on care beyond treatment, specifically musculoskeletal (MSK) and psychosocial elements.
“Through this project, physiotherapist Sebastien Lobet from Belgium met all patients and heavily stressed why patients should come forward for physiotherapy. Today, we have many patients who are willing to go ahead with physiotherapy and manage their bleeding and pain.”
Mohsena Olath-Carramtally, Operations Manager, HAM