Georgia 2 project

Strengthen haemophilia care in Western Georgia and establish national youth groups

Partner institution
Georgian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Tbilisi

Represented by
Dr Levan Makhaldiani
Romanoz Khomasuridze

2 years, Q4 2020-Q4 2022



  • Strengthen infrastructure and referral system for people with bleeding disorders
  • Establish a regional haemophilia treatment centre in Kutaisi
  • Expand haemophilia care to a satellite hospital in Batumi and Zugdidi
  • Create and empower 4 regional youth groups to improve better self-care of people with haemophilia


  • 4 hours reduced travel time for people with haemophilia by decentralising diagnosis and haemophilia care to Kutaisi, Western Georgia. Activities executed include:
    • procurement of equipment for the Blood Coagulation Center and training of 14 lab technicians in Tbilisi
    • 2-week specialised training in Lithuania for one haematologist, one nurse and one physiotherapist
  • Increased diagnosis rate by 4.8% from 82.5% to 87.3%
  • Cascading of knowledge from the trained healthcare professionals abroad through a 2-week training of two doctors, one physiotherapist and two nurses from Zugdidi and Batumi
  • Strong collaboration between the patient organisation in Georgia with the team in Lithuania, facilitating a workshop for 15 regional youth empowering them to become active members of the Georgian haemophilia society, motivating them to be part of the organising committee for 4 workshops together with healthcare professionals from Tbilisi and Kutaisi training 84 people with haemophilia in Kutaisi, Batumi, Zugdidi and Tbilisi on the management of haemophilia

Partner with NNHF

NNHF funds and supports projects in developing countries to improve access to care for people with haemophilia and allied bleeding disorders.

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