- A new website (IronDeficiency.com) providing patients, caretakers and healthcare professionals with a robust source of resources and information about the causes, effects, and symptoms of iron deficiency.
- A Symptom Browser app, bringing information about iron deficiency to any smartphone or tablet, with downloads available via Apple store or Google Play.
- Support for the European Iron Deficiency Survey, which involved more than 10,000 adults with confirmed iron deficiency across seven European Union state
With the 2nd Global Iron Deficiency Day as a backdrop, Vifor Pharma reaffirmed its commitment to supporting health education efforts by leading a series of initiatives to raise awareness of iron deficiency, a particularly common condition in the elderly and in patients with chronic diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around one-third of the world’s population is affected by iron deficiency, including patients with IBD, chronic kidney disease, and congestive heart failure. Iron deficiency can significantly impact a person’s quality of life and overall health. Vifor Pharma is supporting a series of activities to highlight the importance of recognizing and treating iron deficiency. These initiatives include: