Mexico 3 project

Set up paediatric rehabilitation to prevent functional limitations in children in two hospitals in Mexico City

Partner institution
Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez (HIMFG), supported by Seguro Popular, Mexico City

Represented by
Dr Io Daiela Castillo Mar, MD

1.5 years, Q3 2015 – Q4 2017



  • Train healthcare professionals on musculoskeletal (MSK) care
  • Identify children with haemophilia with haemarthosis and at risk of developing functional limitations
  • Establish a rehabilitation programme and anchor it in the regional care approach
  • Raise awareness amongst the haemophilia community of the importance of MSK care and prevention


  • Improved MSK care offered in the two participating hospitals
  • Decreased MSK complications in children with haemophilia
  • Increased awareness of importance of MSK care and prevention amongst people with haemophilia and their families
  • HIMFG has the potential to become a training centre for rehabilitation in haemophilia

Educational materials and “Mi hemofilia” app

The Mexico 3 project team developed the “Mi hemofilia” app for iOS and Android. The app provides useful information about haemophilia and guides children on how to exercise at home.

Additionally, the project team  produced comprehensive educational materials for children with haemophilia, their families and social environment: a manual, an exercice guide, a haemophilia ID card and a school booklet.

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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