Venezuela 2 project

Marco Polo – establish quality diagnosis of hereditary bleeding disorders on a national level

Partner institution
Venezuelan Haemophilia Association (AVH) and National Haemophilia Centre (CNH), Caracas

Represented by
Dr Arlette Ruiz de Sáez, MD
Dr Cesar A. Garrido, MD

4 years, Q3 2010 – Q3 2014



  • Optimise diagnostic laboratory units
  • Decentralise diagnosis and care
  • Improve knowledge of regional healthcare professionals on laboratory coagulation diagnostic techniques
  • Establish national network of laboratory diagnosis of haemorrhagic disorders


  • 21 laboratory technicians and haematologists trained
  • 7 established and equipped laboratory units in regional centres
  • Improve knowledge on quality control in 7 regions
  • Up to 2,450 people with bleeding disorders benefit from improved diagnosis in the regions and significantly reduced efforts and costs on travels to Caracas
  • Regional centres strengthened and national laboratory network set up as well as national haemophilia network enlarged
  • 20% increase in number of registered people with bleeding disorder in national registry

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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