We have already run 19 training sessions at district hospital which mean that the 343 healthcare professional who took part now know how to spot someone who might have a bleeding disorder and how to refer them.
The posters highlight the following symptoms,
- Excess bleeding after trauma, a procedure, or childbirth.
- Headaches combined with facial, arm or leg weakness in someone who has significant bruising.
- Nose bleeds.
- Swollen joints or muscles; red, painful, immobile, hot to touch.
- Bruising and iron deficiency.
- Blood in urine or bowel movements.
- Heavy bleeding at menstruation.
The posters advise anyone who thinks they have a bleeding disorder or have a patient with a suspected bleeding disorder to get in touch with SHAD for more information.
People are also advised that they can contact Dr Y Miombe directly,
Mobile/SMS. 0994969108 (SMS preferred)
SMS/Whatsapp. 0881405108 (Whatsapp preferred)
This part of our work to improve the number of people diagnosed with bleeding disorders in Malawi is supported by funding from The Scottish Government.