Today, on the fifth day of Lymphoedema Awareness Week, we are taking a look at another three framework countries: Turkey, United States and Wales:
TURKEY: Anatolian Lymphoedema Association
The Anatolian Lymphoedema Association aims to increase the awareness of lymphoedema working for the benefit of physicians, physiotherapists, nurses, technicians and patients from different branches.
The most important goal for the association is to create standardization and differentiation in the scientific arena and patient services by providing strength to health professions and patients on lymphoedema, providing material and spiritual solidarity, awareness and training environment, improving diagnosis and treatment possibilities on lymphoedema.
For more information on the Anatolian Lymphoedema Association, visit their website
UNITED STATES: American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP)
Central to the American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP) is improvement in the management of lymphoedema and related disorders in the United States while contributing to global international advancement.
This mission is being achieved by defining best practices of lymphedema management and developing a minimum data set to improve lymphedema outcomes. The ALFP works to establish a leadership role in lymphedema risk reduction, treatment, education, health policy, and research. These outcomes will be achieved through a partnership among all lymphedema stakeholders, including patients, healthcare professionals, researchers, industry representatives, and third-party payers.
The ALFP has been a national lymphoedema framework since 2015.
For more information on the American Lymphoedema Framework Project, visit their website
WALES: Lymphoedema Network Wales Framework (LNW)
Lymphoedema Network Wales (LNW) was developed in 2011, after receiving a £1 million recurring investment from the Welsh Government to implement its Lymphoedema Strategy. The Strategy aims to enable all lymphoedema patients access to the appropriate services at the right place, right time and with the right person regardless of whether their lymphoedema is related to cancer or not.
The Lymphoedema Network Wales Framework has been a national lymphoedema framework since 2019.
For more information on the Lymphoedema Network Wales Framework, visit their website
All the national lymphoedema frameworks work hard in researching, accessing, educating, and above all hearing and treating patients – for the patients are why we do what we do.
DON’T FORGET TOMORROW IS WORLD LYMPHOEDEMA DAY – MAKE SURE YOU ARE HEARD!