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Haemophilia

Factbox: Haemophilia A group of hereditary genetic disorders that impair the body’s ability to control blood clotting or coagulation, which is used to stop bleeding when a blood vessel is broken. Haemophilia A (clotting factor VIII deficiency) is the most common form of the disorder, present in about 1 in 5,000–10,000 male births. Haemophilia B ..

World Haemophilia Day: April 17

Every year, the World Haemophilia Day is celebrated on April 17 by the World Federation of Haemophilia. This year, the World Haemophilia Day is celebrated under the following theme Theme: Adapting to Change What is Haemophilia? Haemophilia is a rare disorder where the human blood does not clot normally. This is because, the blood lacks ..

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February 29: World Rare Disease Day

Every Year, last date of February is observed as World Rare Disease Day. It was first launched by Eurordis in 2008. It aims to create awareness about the impacts of the disease. This year, it is observed on the theme Theme: Reframe Rare for Rare Disease Day Rare Diseases The rare diseases include Thalassemia, Haemophilia, ..

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National Draft Policy on Rare Diseases

On January 13, 2020, the Government of India released its National Draft Policy on rare diseases. The policy has proposed one-time fund of Rs 15 lakhs to treat rare diseases under Ayushman Bharat. The policy was drafted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Highlights Under the policy, certain medical institutes will be certified as ..

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ICMR: Task Force on Gene Therapy

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will set up a task force on gene therapy in order to encourage research in the field. The purpose of setting up the task force is to explore gene editing based therapeutic approaches that will treat illness. Highlights The task force will work on genetic diseases affecting brain, ..

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World Haemophilia Day

Every year of April 17th is recognized as World Haemophilia Day. It will mark the 30th World Haemophilia Day this year. Need of this Recognition In order to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders along with better diagnosis and access to care for the millions who remain without treatment. About Haemophilia Haemophilia ..

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