Hemophilia Federation launches ‘Close The Gap, Treatment For All’ campaign
On April 21, 2013, more than 3,000 people including students from different schools of Delhi, representatives from the medical fraternity, corporate sector, volunteers from civil society organisations walked together from the Parliament Street to Jantar Mantar, creating awareness about the life-threatening bleeding disorder, hemophilia.
The walk-a-thon organised by the Hemophilia Federation (India) was flagged off by Keshav Desiraju, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and was sponsored by Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) and Baxter India.
Civil society organisations like Hemophilia Society Delhi Chapter, Deepalaya, Rasta, Yuva and Nipun supported the event organised under the campaign “Close the Gap, Treatment for All”, aimed at educating people at large and generating awareness among different sections of the society about the disease.
To boost the morale of the hemophilic children, Baxter India, a leading pharmaceutical company, distributed an educational scholarship to the children with hemophilia, who won the contest: “I Believe I Can Fly With My Wings of Belief”. BHEL also distributed 2,000 free kits of anti-hemophilia factor each to nine patients of Delhi under the Project “Heal a Soul”.
Press Release I (English) 16 April, 2013 | Press Release (Hindi) April 16, 2013 | Press Release II (English) 21 April, 2013 | Press Release (Hindi) April 21, 2013