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CEEPAH work meeting in Albania

We had the pleasure to visit and hold a fruitful work meeting with hematology patients and organizations in Albania during 30-1.12.2013. Albania, being a Mediterranean country, has a high number of Thalassaemia gene carriers. The lack of prevention program and pre-birth screening is the reason for a lot of patients suffering from Thalassaemia Major. Shortage of blood supply and programs for secondary complications like HCV are the most serious problems that patients and parents face. For the moment CML and Thalassemia patients in Albania have access to modern drugs regimes, but the follow up of patients’ results and adherence is weak.