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Improving diagnosis through specialised laboratory training

Access to comprehensive haemostasis laboratory training is key to providing quality diagnosis through precise lab results. Laboratory technicians in developing countries face particular challenges with regards to the consumables and equipment they have available, along with the knowledge needed to use them. These common challenges highlighted the need for specialised laboratory training, tailored to the local challenges. With this in mind, NNHF in collaboration with international experts such as Dr Angus McCraw,  Lic Marión Echenagucia and other engaged laboratory scientists developped a Laboratory Teaching Tool composed of modules which can be easily adapted to the local working conditions and needs.

From 2011, when the first Basic Coagulation Course took place, to 2016 the NNHF provided 23 Basic Coagulations Courses in various regions.  

As of 2017 the NNHF will incorporate the training elements previously covered through its  Basic Coagulation Courses into it projects. This means that training needs requiring a period of training abroad, or regional training courses, will now be delivered through NNHF projects.


Morocco course

October 2016

This course took place in Casablanca from 12-15 December 2016, held in French.

India/Sri Lanka

January 2016

A Basic Coagulation Course took in Hyderabad from 15-18 March. 

Latin America course

March 2015

A course specifically designed for Latin America was organised in Panama from 28-31 July 2015. 

South East Asia course

September 2014

This course aimed at participants from South East Asia and took place from 25-28 November 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Training videos launched

August 2014

NNHF’s online basic coagulation course is now accessible to even more people thanks to the launch of training videos in Spanish, English and French.

French speaking course for North Africa

July 2014

The first Basic Coagulation Course in Frenchtook place from 27-30 October 2014 at the Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire Bab El Oued d’Alger in Algeria. 

Africa course dates

January 2014

The 2014 course for Africa took place from 25 to 28 March 2014 at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, South Africa. 

India/Sri Lanka course

December 2013

The first regional course in 2014 took place in India.  Aimed at participants from India and Sri Lanka, it took from 25-28 February 2014. 

South East Asia regional course 2013

August 2013

A regional course fpr South East Asia took place in Malaysia from 12-15 November 2013.  

Online coagulation course launched

June 2013

We at the NNHF are excited to announce the launch of our coagulation e-learning course.  Available to everyone with internet access, the course consists of interactive chapters.  Completing the e-learning course is a pre-requisite of participating in a NNHF Basic Coagulation Course.  Find out more here.

Basic coagulation course evolves with biggest course yet

April 2013

The NNHF’s first regional Basic Coagulation Course for India and Sri Lanka is its biggest so far, with 15 participants.  Find out more about this course, as well as upcoming courses, and how you can get involved.

Latin American Basic Coagulation Course

20 March 2012

The first Latin American Basic level course will take place from 18th to 20th June at the central blood bank lab of hospital Siglo XXI, Mexico City. The lectures and training materials will be in Spanish. For more details on how to apply please click here. 

Participants for next Basic Coagulation Course

20 March 2012

We are delighted to announce that the following participants have been selected to take part in the next Basic Coagulation Course being held in April 2012:

- Dr Nguyen Van Bong, Vietnam

- Ms Jelena Bozic, Serbia

- Ms Khadijah Khalid, Malaysia

- Ms Valeria Krasivska, Ukraine

- Mr Bishwa Chandra Roy, Nepal

We would like to thank all applicants - the standard of applications was very high and choosing only five participants proved very difficult. The activities and outcomes of the course will be reported on these pages.

Eligibility and how to apply

13 February 2012

The application process for the April Basic Coagulation Course is now closed.  However, due to the high level of interest we will soon be holding another course.  Details will be posted here in due course.  In the meantime, you can find out more about what will be covered in April's course and the eligibility criteria here.

First Basic Coagulation Course proves a success

22 December 2011

September 2011 saw the first ever NNHF funded basic coagulation training course.  Aimed at laboratory scientists relatively new to coagulation testing and seeking further expertise, the 3-day training took place at the Royal Free Hospital in London and was led by Dr Angus McCraw (pictured left with two of the participants).

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