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New Partnerships Added to World Federation of Hemophilia Twinning Program
Date:4/17/2009

Wyeth and Advocacy Community Mark Continued Commitment to Patient Care on World Hemophilia Day

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the twentieth Anniversary of World Hemophilia Day, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), together with the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), announce the addition of five new partnerships to the WFH Twinning Program. Begun in 1994, the Twinning Program aims to increase the level of diagnosis and care for people with hemophilia by pairing emerging treatment centers and patient organizations with more established centers and organizations around the world. Wyeth has been the sole corporate sponsor of the program since 2001, which now includes a total of 31 partnerships worldwide.

"Wyeth recognizes that effective collaboration between advocacy organizations and industry can help people with chronic illnesses such as hemophilia," says Angela Rossetti, Assistant Vice President, and Global Business Manager for Wyeth Hemophilia. "Our continued support of the Twinning Program -- now in its 16th year -- and other advocacy initiatives is part of a global collaborative effort designed to help patients with hemophilia and their families receive access to better care."

The new Twinning partnerships include the following Hemophilia Treatment Center Twins: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Chapel Hill (North Carolina, USA); Dakar (Senegal) and Paris (France); Quito (Ecuador) and Caracas (Venezuela); Manipal (India) and Albuquerque, (New Mexico, USA); Skopje (Macedonia) and Bonn (Germany). For more information on the Twinning Program and to view a video of the Lima (Peru) and Fort Worth (Texas, USA) Twin in action, visit www.wfh.org.

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