HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders

(WASHINGTON, July 16, 2007) -- To improve the quality of medical care in developing countries, a new partnership between the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) aims to recruit and support physician volunteers to educate and train health-care providers in those countries on the treatment of patients with blood disorders.

This unique program will cover the management of a full range of blood disorders, from the many forms of anemia (including those associated with malaria, pregnancy, iron deficiency, thalassemia, and sickle cell disease), to disorders that lead to abnormal bleeding and clotting, to malignant disorders such as leukemia and lymphoma. Methods designed to enhance the purity of the blood supply in these counties will also be taught.

ASH believes that by focusing on these disorders that have a profound and even deadly effect in the developing countries, the general health in these countries will be improved as will the overall level of care, said Stanley L. Schrier, MD, the Chair of ASHs Subcommittee on HVO, which oversees the program.

Currently, HVO has more than 60 programs in 25 developing nations in partnership with other medical, dental, and nursing societies. ASH is the first partner dedicated solely to hematology. This new venture is the continuation of more than 10 years of work by ASH to advance the care of patients with blood diseases around the world, including work with the World Health Organization and the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients, primarily children and pregnant women, with very severe anemia caused by malaria. ASH has also dedicated its efforts to international outreach through the International Outreach Initiative, which disseminates educational materials to hematology-related institutions in developing countries, as well as through the Visiting Trainee Program, an award program that allows hematology-related
'"/>

Contact: Laura Stark
lstark@hematology.org
202-552-4914
American Society of Hematology
16-Jul-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Texas aging meeting to feature NIA Interventions Testing Program 1st report
2. Health officials renew Indo-US Vaccine Action Program
3. Rochester launches Cancer Stem Cell Research Program
4. ASH Katrina Relief Program receives ASAEs 2006 Associations Advance America Award of Excellence
5. Program reduces hospitalizations and costs for nursing home residents with pneumonia
6. Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine receives $8 million from Third Frontier Program
7. U-M study: Program to boost elderly flu vaccination could save lives
8. ABIM to recognize CMS Physician Voluntary Reporting Program measures
9. Clinical trial Buddy Program among innovative support offerings from the Colon Cancer Alliance
10. Genentech contributes $500,000 to support ASHs Minority Medical Student Award Program
11. ASH Self-Assessment Program receives approval for maintenance of certification credit

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/24/2018)... ... September 24, 2018 , ... As a leader in providing health, fitness and ... students improve their movement or mobility and strength and live their lives better, ... Mike is a Coach/Instructor at Tucson Strength located in Tuscon, AZ and ...
(Date:9/24/2018)... ... 24, 2018 , ... Paris-based My Cuistot is ... roster of talented chefs works constantly to create innovative, balanced meals, which are ... its standard weekly meals, My Cuistot is happy to customize its meal deliveries ...
(Date:9/22/2018)... ... ... Liz Dudek, Director of Health Care Affairs for global law firm Greenberg Traurig, ... Assisted Living Association (FALA) at 10:00 a.m. at Tessera of Brandon located at 1320 ... the success of the first five years of Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program, ...
(Date:9/22/2018)... ... 22, 2018 , ... The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – ... serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives ... cycling event held each year during Blood Cancer Awareness Month. , This year’s ...
(Date:9/13/2018)... ... ... The Kelly Foundation awarded $83,000 to Saint John’s Program ... children experiencing homelessness in the Sacramento region. The donation will go towards the ... Saint John’s open after the County of Sacramento decided not to renew its 15-year ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/7/2018)... ... , ... New York City is currently the epicenter of the tennis world, ... the fourth and final jewel in the 2018 grand slam crown – The US ... will the players’ footwork be highlighted. , “Today’s tennis isn’t that of your grandmother,” ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... New England College of Optometry ... Vice President/ Dean of Academic Affairs. Reporting directly to the President of the ... chief academic officer responsible for the faculty and the related administrative departments that ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Two Frogs Healing Center, a natural treatment clinic for getting ... of Lyme Disease Issues with Liposomes Evening Lecture on Wednesday September 5th from 6pm ... the number one vector borne illness in the US and in the US armed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: