Asia Pacific: The Philippines
The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its sprawling capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown.
Approximately 8,800 Filipinos have hemophilia, but only 315 are registered with HAPLOS, the national hemophilia foundation. The government health sector is weak and under funded, although a strong private hospital system exists. Some factor is available, but is so expensive that patients must use human plasma products.