Government Asked to Increase Funding for Hemophilia Disorders
The Hemophilia foundation of Uganda wants government to allocate funds in the national budget for life saving drugs for persons with haemophilia and other activities aimed at sensitizing Ugandans about the disease.
The call was made by the executive director of the foundation Agnes Kisakye at the clock tower during a blood donation campaign to mark the World Haemophilia Day under the theme: Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger’.
Kisakye notes that Lack of awareness among the public and even among medical practitioners about the disorder often leads to complications for haemophiliacs citing untreated bleeding that may lead to disability, blindness or even death.
She notes that with timely medical care and support, people with bleeding disorders can live a productive life emphasizing that governments should recognise the haemophiliacs’ right to health
Haemophilia is a rare genetic blood disorder in which the blood loses its tendency to clot normally.