December 21, 2009
CF Worldwide hosts 1st Annual Balkan Region CF Conference with support from EuroCare CF
The Minister of Health of Macedonia, Dr. Bujar Osmani, opened the Skopje conference to over 200 attendees from multiple countries in the region and CF Doctors from as far away as Norway and the United States. The conference was hosted in collaboration with CF Association of Macedonia and contributing organizations such as CF Europe and EUROCare CF.
June 22, 2007
Armenia Program Description
Exact data on the incidence of CF in Armenia is unknown, but there are some reasons to think that itâ€™s one of the most common inherited disorders in region.
Despite this fact, primary diagnostics of CF and treatment of the disease continue stay non integrated and insufficient. Most of the treatment and follow-up are accomplished in different hospitals and clinics throughout Armenia. The diagnoses is made based on the clinical picture, sweat test (on Gibson â€“Cooke method) and sometimes, though very rarely, upon genetic investigation. (The screening panel consists of only 25 mutations). It is necessary to develop a centralized CF centre and is a top priority in improving the lives of patients living in Armenia.