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European Bodies

TIF maintains a close relationship with all the legislative bodies of the EU, holding meetings with key officials in the Commission and with Members of the European Parliament and frequently communicates with the Commissioner for Health and Consumers.

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Regional Bodies

TIF has worked diligently to strengthen relations with ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN member states, particularly in the context of efforts to ensure the worldwide implementation of WHO resolutions on thalassaemia and other haemoglobin disorders and sickle cell anaemia, adopted in 2006.

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Medical, Health Organizations & NGOs

TIF has developed a close collaboration with professional societies which focus on research and treatment of diseases or groups of diseases or focus on public health issues that are relevant to the care of patients.

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Ambassadors’ Circle

The premise of the development of the Ambassadors’ Circle is the establishment of an official collaboration between TIF and Ambassadors of the country members in Cyprus and our Cypriot Ambassadors in the country members of TIF.

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Cardiac complications in thalassaemia

Heart complications in thalassaemia, mainly due to iron toxicity, are the commonest cause of death in young adults. This finding is the same in all reported data from many centres with the Italian data reported by Borgna-Pigniati C et al (Haematologica 2004) being the most extensive multi-centre study: This fact ...

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TIF & WHO Joint Report on the Management of Haemoglobin Disorders

On 16 – 18 November 2007, a joint WHO – TIF meeting was held in Nicosia, Cyprus, entitled: “The Management of Haemoglobin Disorders”. The meeting was convened at the request of WHO’s Human Genetics Programme (HGN) following the approval, in May 2006, of WHO resolutions on sickle cell anaemia WHA59.20 ...

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