Resources » Advocacy during COVID-19: what can we do in Africa?

Year: 2020

Language: English

This resource is also available in: French

Author(s): World Federation of Hemophilia

Format: Video

Advocacy during COVID-19: what can we do in Africa?


The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the bleeding disorders community, and many countries have seen their governments shift their focus and resources to combating the pandemic. It is important for NMOs to remain aware of the changes in government priorities and take a proactive approach to ensure that the needs of the local bleeding disorders communities stay on government agendas. In order to improve care, NMOs in Africa need to initiate or accelerate outreach and advocacy efforts and work on securing the recognition of bleeding disorders in national healthcare delivery programs.

Listen to this 90-minute webinar that took place on 9 December 2020 facilitated by Megan Adediran, Member of the WFH Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Haemophilia Foundation of Nigeria, Bradley Rayner, National Chairperson and President of the South African Hemophilia Foundation, and Saliou Diop, MD, Member of the WFH Board of Directors. This webinar will focus on leadership, participation, identifying opportunities, adapting to change and leading advocacy efforts in Africa.