The Cambodia Haemophilia Association on Sunday appealed to parents whose children have the disorder to bring them for physiotherapy to prevent them from becoming disabled.
The association, during a workshop at the National Paediatric Hospital, said the therapy exercises could help reduce some of the adverse effects of the disorder.
Haemophilia is a rare disorder in which the blood doesn’t clot normally because it lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins. It is a genetic disorder which is passed from a parent to a child.
The painful disorder causes swelling in the joints and can also be fatal if there is bleeding in the internal organs, especially the brain.
Sem Sokphanha, association president, encouraged family members and sufferers to join the association’s activities to find out more about the disorder and garner greater public support.
He noted that they would also get updates on free physiotherapy services.
“We appeal to the parents and family members to join us to find out about services available to help patients,” Mr Sokphanha said.
Full story in Tuesday’s paper