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A message regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
2020-03-18 12:03:59

On behalf of the International Gaucher Alliance, we would like to express our support for those individuals and families already directly affected by COVID-19 around the world.

We are conscious of the stress the pandemic is causing on people living with Gaucher disease and on your families and your organisations. 

To prevent the spread of the virus and in support of healthcare professionals, we encourage you to follow the guidelines given by the World Health Organisation and your own national authorities.

The safety of our staff, volunteers and Board of Directors is paramount and meetings are now being carried out via the internet or telephone.  Our UK based staff team are prepared to work from home as we continue to adapt our working methods and activities for the next weeks and months.   The board meetings and all IGA committee meetings are now being held on Zoom.

Our thoughts are with all of you who are affected by the virus. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is any way that our Gaucher community can support you and your patients during this difficult time.  We continue to be available on social media and email.

Tanya Collin Histed (CEO) and Vesna Aleksovska (Chair)