TIF, in view of the changes in the Ministry of Health, is renewing its contacts with health authorities, in order to support patient groups and their needs to upgrade services. Prof Dimitrios Loukopoulos, TIF’s expert on Algeria is in continual communication with the Health authorities of the country, as well as the haematology association. A recent change in the Ministry of Health hierarchy offered an opportunity for renewed communication. Prof Loukopoulos attended the annual conference of the Algerian Society of Haematology, as an invited speaker and took the opportunity to renew his contacts with the authorities. This will further promote plans for a national policy and improvement of services.