Global Health Society, Inc. (GHS), is a non-profit organization founded by three persons with bleeding disorders: Lee Hall, Bobby Wiseman and Zuiho Taniguchi. Over the years, these three have worked together to help individuals living with hemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease, bleeding disorders, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) through their involvement in local, state, national and international organizations, clinics, camps, and other special programs. In addition to their philanthropic work, they have all been employed in the healthcare field, serving people with chronic genetic and biological diseases. GHS has evolved from over fifteen years of their collaborative work together.
In 2005, Lee traveled to Romania and met with the staff of a hematology center in Iasi, where he delivered life-saving clotting factor, for the treatment of hemophilia. This experience revealed not only the need for medication, supplies and training, but also for support, advocacy and specialized programs for children with bleeding disorders in Romania.
Lee, Bobby and Zuiho created Global Health Society, Inc. to be the global leader for children and their families who are faced with treatable chronic diseases, yet are unable to obtain quality medical care.
Because of their passion for, and experience in creating, producing and implementing effective hemophilia and bleeding disorder camps, GHS partners with clinics, organizations, associations, families and community groups to develop these camps. GHS commits to each location for a minimum of five consecutive years. In addition to developing and implementing the camp programming, GHS trains the campers and counselors to take over the camp and ensure that it continues running indefinitely. Subsequently, these newly-trained counselors can join GHS to further our mission by launching camps in additional locations.
In the summer of 2007, GHS created camps and programs in Romania and Mexico and they also sent clotting factor to the Hemophilia Foundation of Nigeria. In 2008 and beyond, they will continue the expansion of their global work to improve the lives of children with bleeding disorders throughout the world.