Asia: Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered by China and India. Kathmandu is the nation's capital city and largest metropolis. The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. More than a third of the country’s estimated 30 million inhabitants live in poverty. An estimated 3 thousand people live with hemophilia in Nepal, but only 339 have been identified and registered so far. Most are poor and do not have access to education, health, or employment. Factor concentrates, the mainstay of treatment, is expensive and beyond the reach of most Nepalese. The government does not purchase factor and has not as yet responded to campaigns aimed at changing this policy. Patients therefore depend on cryoprecipitate or donated factor.

Nepal Hemophilia Society (NHS) was formed by a volunteer group of patients with bleeding disorders and parents in 1992. It aims to provide comprehensive care to person with haemophilia (PWH) and to unite them into a community motivated for self-help and mutual support.