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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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Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize granted to TIF by the WHO

We are proud to announce that the ‪Thalassaemia‬ International Federation received the 2015 Dr LEE Jong-wook Memorial ‪‎Prize‬ for Public Health ‪‎WHA68‬ . The World Health Organization (WHO) has presented the Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health to the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) at the 68th World Health ...

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George Englezos Award

The George Englezos Award is given to an individual with an outstanding evidence-based international scientific clinical, medical or research contribution to the cause of Thalassaemia.

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