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Seminar to be held at Hemophilia Day on April 17.

SUKKUR -- World Hemophilia Day will be observed on April 17 in Sukkur to advocate a global effort to ensure appropriate care and treatment for a disease that is the oldest known genetic blood disorder caused by a deficiency in genes.

In this connection, the Inter Global Human Development Society in collaboration with the health department has planed an awareness seminar at a local hotel, said a press release here on Wednesday.

Health experts, including DHO Sukkur Dr Agha Sami Ullah and others will highlight the issue at the seminar.

It is to mention here that even as the country emphasizes on headline-grabbing ailments, hemophilia, a little known blood disorder, is turning out to be a plague with more than 50,000 people affected.

Hemophilia generally transmits at birth from an affected father to daughter, who then becomes a carrier of the hemophilia cells who is at higher risk of passing the defective gene on to her children.

The disease is not curable, but with proper knowledge and treatment it can be handled. World Hemophilia Day is targeted to stepping up awareness of hemophilia and other blood disorders.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Apr 5, 2018
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