Macedonia 2 project

Establish national multidisciplinary care centre for haemophilia

Partner institution
National Institute of Transfusion Medicine, Skopje

Represented by
Dr Violeta Dejanova-Ilijevska, Head of Haemophilia Treatment Centre

1 year, Q3 2011 – Q3 2012



  • Establish a national comprehensive haemophilia treatment centre
  • Train healthcare professionals and create a multidisciplinary team
  • Education programmes for healthcare professionals on comprehensive care and programme for people with haemophilia and their families
  • Awareness creation for community about the importance of comprehensive care approach
  • Involvement of patient organisation in awareness creation activities – i.e. newsletter, website


  • Adaptation of existing Centre in Skopje
  • Healthcare professionals specialised training
  • Orthopaedic surgeon and physiatrist trained in haemophilia treatment centre in Milan
  • Psychologist trained in haemophilia treatment centre in Zagreb in Croatia
  • Social worker trained in haemophilia treatment centre in Belgrade in Serbia
  • Comprehensive haemophilia care workshops in Skopje, Tetovo, Bitola and Stip
  • Multidisciplinary care centre available
  • 500 ID cards for people with haemophilia printed
  • 300 copies of material for people with haemophilia/families/teachers printed
  • 3 workshops for educators from kindergarten
  • Education camp for children with haemophilia
  • Awareness creation film “Great step forward in haemophilia care in Macedonia”

“Before this centre opened, I would have to go to a different location every time I was referred to a different specialist.  This was difficult for me as I live outside of Skopje, so I already have to travel a long way just to get here.  Now I know that when I come here, I can see the specialists I need under one roof,” Dragi Lulevik, patient with haemophilia A.

“This centre demonstrates the improvement and increase in the level of quality of haemophilia care in Macedonia. It is a great step for all people with haemophilia,” Nikola Todorov, Health Minister for Macedonia.

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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