In developing countries, the high rate of haemophilia-related mortality and morbidity is mainly caused by a lack of knowledge, underdiagnoses and very limited access to treatment. This work carried out in Côte d’Ivoire as a part of the World Federation of Hemophilia twinning program, aimed to evaluate the impact of non-substitutive strategies (not based on concentrates of coagulation factors) on the management of haemophilia. This project sought at developing and validating education materials to improve knowledge on haemophilia, implementing a self-physiotherapy program, and obtaining cross-cultural and validated tools to assess the quality of life of people with haemophilia. These initiatives were the starting point for haemophilia care in Côte d’Ivoire, by providing patients with low-cost measures and creating an environment favourable for the use of substitutive treatment issued from humanitarian aid. This thesis was defended at UCLouvain on September 01, 2020. The full manuscript of this these is available on dial.uclouvain.be.
(BELG J HEMATOL 2020;12(2):90-2)