In conjunction with the 30th World Hemophilia Day (WHD) the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has been selected to host the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) 2020 World Congress. The Centre also supported WHD by hosting a blood donation drive and highlighting the importance of the work WFH and national associations, including the Hemophilia Society of Malaysia (HSM), are doing for the bleeding disorders community via its social media and other communication channels.
Elaborating on the WFH 2020 World Congress destination choice, Jeremias Rodriguez CMP, Director, Congress & Meetings, World Federation of Hemophilia, shared, “The city was selected for many reasons including the fact that it is an exciting business centre and has a well-earned reputation as being a welcoming and friendly city. English is also widely spoken in Kuala Lumpur, which will make it easy for our delegates to get around and enjoy the local culture. Another benefit for our delegates is the city’s well-developed infrastructure and the fact that it’s only 30 minutes by train from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to the city.”
To celebrate WHD – themed “Reaching Out: Connect To Your Community”, HSM organised a Fun Walk in Perak with 500 participants including general public, doctors, nurses, physiotherapist, patients and their family members who experienced the broad range of interesting topics about hemophilia which were presented to raise awareness and enhance the knowledge of disease, treatment, care and quality of life for all patients with hemophilia.
Photo : Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre