BIBDA vows to fight haemophilia

Friday Phatswane and Nelly Monametsi PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Friday Phatswane and Nelly Monametsi PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

In a groundbreaking move, the Botswana Inherited Bleeding Disorders Association (BIBDA) emerges as a beacon of hope in the fight against haemophilia, a silent yet life-threatening disorder.

As a relatively new association, BIBDA vows to raise awareness, provide support, and advocate for those affected by this debilitating condition. Haemophilia, a genetic disorder, hampers the body’s ability to clot blood, often resulting in spontaneous bleeding, severe joint damage, internal bleeding, and even death if left untreated.

A trained nurse for haemophilia, Dorcus Ramaphaleng revealed that despite its severity, haemophilia remains underdiagnosed and misunderstood, especially in developing countries like Botswana. She explained that many Batswana are living with the condition without being aware, which prompted the establishment of BIBDA.

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