India 2 project

IDEEA – Identification, Diagnosis, Education and Empowerment for Action of people with bleeding disorders in South India

Partner institution
Katsurba Hospital, Manipal University, Manipal

Represented by
Dr Annamma Kurien, Associate Dean, Professor of Pathology

4.5 years Q1 2012 – Q3 2016



  • Create awareness about haemophilia and allied bleeding disorders
  • Identify new people with haemophilia and allied bleeding disorders in four districts (Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Chickamangaluru and Shimoga) of Karnataka, India
  • Upgrade the haemostasis and thrombosis laboratory
  • Diagnose new people with haemophilia and reconfirm partially diagnosed bleeding disorders cases
  • Train medical and para-medical personnel in bleeding disorders in the selected regions
  • Educate people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders to empower them and improve their quality of life


  • 673 healthcare professionals were trained throughout the region
  • 2,760 ASHAs (community healthcare workers) were activated to provide outreach
  • 150 people with haemophilia were newly diagnosed
  • 585 people with haemophilia and caregivers attended community events

For all the achievements listed above and the project team’s excellent project management the India 2 project was awarded with the 2014 NNHF Project of the Year Award.

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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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