The Ministry of Health and Social Protection celebrates World Hemophilia Day: strategic partnership between the Ministry and the Roche Maroc laboratory


The Minister of Health and Social Protection Prof. Khalid Ait Taleb chaired, Wednesday April 17, 2024 in Rabat, the work of the scientific day commemorating World Hemophilia Day. This event saw the participation of specialists and researchers who shed light on this disease, its management and the efforts made to alleviate complications in Morocco.

This day, which coincides each year with April 17, is celebrated this year under the theme “Towards equitable access for all and better care for hemophilia in Morocco”. It represents an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of working together to fight this disease, in order to overcome the challenges faced by people with hemophilia and their families in a way that guarantees them a healthy and quality life.

This World Day was marked by the announcement of a strategic partnership between the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and the Roche Maroc laboratory. This partnership is part of the national program for the prevention and control of hemophilia, which aims to improve the care of patients suffering from this disease in Morocco. It is based on four fundamental pillars, namely improving the prevention and treatment of hemophilia, strengthening the skills of medical and paramedical staff, improving the hemophilia information system, as well as raising awareness of the public and communication on this subject.

On the other hand, the generalization of health coverage represents a real opportunity which will contribute to improving access to treatment for this category of patients, with emphasis on better control and more effective prevention of bleeding in all patients with hemophilia.

It is important to note that people with hemophilia can lead normal lives if they follow proper treatment and use health products. The progress made in recent years in the management and treatment of the disease has made it possible to considerably improve the quality and life expectancy of this category of the population, which however remains below the average life expectancy.

However, Morocco has 17 hemophilia treatment centers spread across the country, including 6 reference centers and 11 local centers. These centers provide hemophilia patients with support, diagnosis and treatment services. Likewise, more than 3,000 people in Morocco suffer from hemophilia, and more than 1,000 of them are followed in specialized centers.

Indeed, hemophilia is a genetic disease characterized by a deficiency in one of the coagulation factors, which leads to prolonged bleeding in the event of injury or trauma. These recurrent bleeding can lead to significant deterioration, particularly in the joints, which can lead to joint complications, a factor of disability.

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