Skip to main content

Reviewing Hemoglobin Thresholds for the Determination of Anaemia

Event Location

The current cut-offs for the determination of anemia were established in 1968 and have had minimal adjustments since. These thresholds have crucial implications for clinical and public health practice, affecting individual-level treatment protocols and our population prevalence data for local, national and global monitoring of anaemia.  The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of reviewing its global guidelines for haemoglobin thresholds used to define anaemia at the individual and population level. 

Dr. Sant-Rayn Pasricha is a clinical and laboratory haematologist, biologist and epidemiologist. He is working alongside WHO to develop the research program that will underlie new guidelines for how haemoglobin thresholds should be used and interpreted to detect and diagnose anaemia. He will provide a background on the rationale for the current cut-offs, why these may need to be revised, and how WHO will approach the project.

Please join us for this interesting webinar to get current updates around the interpretation of hemoglobin for anemia determination.

Presentation Slides (PDF, 6 MB)