J Haem Pract 2016; 3(2):1 - 3. doi: 10.17225/jhp00086

Authors: Natasha Kopitsis

Natasha Kopitsis
Communications Manager, Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation. Email:


Since 2005, the Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation (NNHF; has worked in collaboration with local partners and internationally renowned experts to improve access to haemophilia care. The NNHF has identified three areas on which to focus its activities in order to create impact where it is most needed: capacity building, diagnosis and registry, and education and empowerment. Underpinning these focus areas are targeted awareness creation activities and the development of strategic partnerships, which enable and facilitate local impact creation through empowered community advocates and authority engagement. NNHF supports fellowships, local development projects, and recognises extraordinary achievements via the annual ‘NNHF Project of the Year Award’ and the ‘NNHF Community Award’. Raising awareness of haemophilia in Uganda was the NNHF global fundraiser in 2015. This article summarises how the donations raised were used to establish diagnosis and education for a better future for Uganda’s haemophilia patients.


Photographs are courtesy of William Leach Photography and the Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation



The Journal of Haemophilia Practice is published by Haemnet.

Haemnet is a registered charity that brings together and gives a voice to haemophilia nurses, physiotherapists and allied health care professionals, providing forums for collaborative research, educational activities and support.