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The Panos Englezos Award

In previous years the following individuals have received the Panos Englezos Award:

  • 2017 – Mr Kostas Papageorgiou, President of the Panhellenic Association for Protection of Patients with Mediterranean Anaemia (ΠΕΠΠΑΜΑ – PEPPAMA), and co-founder and former president of TIF for his perennial volunteer contribution to this field
  • 2011 – Mr Kostas Kountourou(posthumously) – for his invaluable contribution in the promotion of thalassaemia patient support groups.
  • 2011 – Mr Anastasis Leventis – for the invaluable contribution of the A.G. Leventis Foundation in the development and launch of the e-MSc course and the publication of the first ever Guidelines on the Clinical Management of Thalassaemia in 1999.
  • 2008 – Dr Odysseas Platis(posthumously) an endocrinologist and a thalassaemia patient himself, who was amongst the founders and a long-time member of TIF’s Board.
  • 2006 – Mr. Phidias Soteriou for his invaluable contribution to the promotion of thalassaemia patient support groups / Mr. Mahesh Kotecha – for his vast international contribution as a founding member of TIF.
  • 2003 – Dr. Androulla Eleftheriou – author of internationally recognized books focused mainly on patients and parents and for her voluntary work at TIF as a Scientific Coordinator.
  • 1999 – Mrs. Shobha Tuli – for her work and commitment in the Indian subcontinent.
  • Mr Elias Sofianos – activist, pioneer patient and founding member of the 1st Greek Thalassaemia Association and of TIF.
  • Mr Earl “Duke” Brady – pioneer and devoted father who fought for the rights of thalassaemia patients in the USA and worldwide.
  • Mr Giovanni Latta – amongst the founding members of TIF, an inspiring leader and activist whose positive spirit penetrated the hopes and fears of every thalassaemia patient.