South Africa 2 project

Rural care and reference centre development

Partner institution
Igazi Foundation, Port Elizabeth

Represented by
Mr Richard Johnson

1.5 years, Q2 2012 – Q4 2013



  • Rural care and reference centre development:
    • Support the set-up of outreach programmes
    • Healthcare professionals training programme
    • Develop facilities and regional efficacy of the haemophilia reference centre in PE
    • Support improvement of diagnosis


  • Kick-off meeting and regular meetings with DoH
  • Opening of centre in Port Elizabeth with media presence
  • Creation of educational material in isiXhosa (3,000 copies)
  • 9 workshops for 322 healthcare professionals
  • Outreach: Haemophilia nurses from Mthatha and Queenstown visited rural clinics; continuous exchange
  • NHLS laboratories in East London and Mthatha accredited
  • Patient camp for 37 people with haemophilia from all over Eastern Cape

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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