Asia: Pakistan

Pakistan was created in 1947, during the separation of India from Great Britain, as a predominantly Muslim state. Pakistan is the sixth most populous country. It is also a poor country: 24% of its 176 million people live below the poverty line. An estimated 16,500 people live with hemophilia in Pakistan, yet only 1,329 have been identified and registered. Most hemophilia patients are poor and struggle daily to survive.