Zambia 1 project
Haemophilia awareness raising campaign and outreach across Zambia
Haemophilia Foundation of Zambia, Lusaka
Chilufya Pikiti, Founding member
2 years, Q2 2017 – Q2 2019
- Create awareness through documentaries and materials
- Organise outreach programme by training community health workers, traditional and non-medical circumcisers
- Improve self-care of people living with haemophilia through education
- Establish first haemophilia treatment centre
- Established HTC in Lusaka
- Media coverage by 9 media houses
- Outreach visits to 3 regions
- 17 new people with haemophilia identified and diagnosed
- Awareness training to 150 community health workers and 25 traditional circumcisers
- 30 people with haemophilia trained on self-infusion
Informing, building and changing lives
In 2018 the Zambia Ministry of Health launched a country-wide initiative to promote voluntary male circumcision.
Although considered a safe procedure, circumcision may represent serious risks to people with haemophilia who can experience bleeding that lasts for days. It has the potential to lead to all manners of complication and ultimately, if not treated, to death. Families all over the country faced situations similar to what Comfort Chanda and his family experienced.
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