Welcome to the South African Haemophilia Foundation
These web pages are part of our commitment to promote the welfare of all persons with haemophilia and similar conditions in South Africa and elsewhere. We hope it will help provide a better understanding of this inherited, lifelong bleeding disorder.
We welcome your comments. Please contact the Haemophilia Foundation by e-mail, or write to us at P O Box 172, Plumstead, Cape Town, 7801, South Africa.
- Do I have a higher risk to get COVID-19 if I have Haemophilia ?
- Do people with Haemophilia have a weakened immune system?
- Does treatment with Haemophilia medication increase the risk of coronavirus infection?
- What should I do to avoid the infection?
- Adhere to all the advised policies of washing of hands, wearing masks and using hand sanitizers correctly and ensure social distancing.
- What should I […]
Join the WFH from June 14 to 19, 2020 for a Virtual Summit – Connecting the Global Bleeding Disorders Community.
The Virtual Summit will be an inspiring event for our community, full of new and exciting exchanges. Registration to attend is FREE! REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE
The Western Cape Department of Social Development has made an additional R35 million available for food relief programmes from Provincial Treasury allocations, to widen our existing nutrition safety net during this time.
SAHF delivering clear film masks to Haemophilia Treatment Centres (HTCs) – quantities are funding dependent.
Disclaimer: The mask does not claim to prevent viral infection. These masks are not filtered and are not for surgical use. It can help as a barrier for those infected to be less likely to spread the infection. It can help to remind the wearer not to touch their face. There […]
On Friday 10 April 2020, Leeman Matutu developed a bleed into his hip causing lots of pain. He could not get transport from the farm where he worked because of the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, as the owner was in quarantine and could not leave the farm.
Knowing this was an emergency, I set out in my car so I could bring some of my treatment factor to him. […]