TIF’s mission is to promote and implement national control programmes for the prevention and treatment of thalassaemia and other haemoglobin disorders in every affected country.
Through the creation of new and the strengthening existing associations, Delegation Visits to countries of need, a multimodal educational programme, networks, partnerships and collaborations with relevant stakeholders, our vision is to ensure equal access to quality health care for every patient with thalassaemia and other haemoglobin disorders across the world.
Who we are
The Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 1986 by a small group of patients and parents, representing mainly National Thalassaemia Associations in Cyprus, Greece, the UK, the USA and Italy.
What we do
The work of the Federation in addressing effectively the needs of the world thalassaemia family and achieving its mission has been based on five pillars: Educational Programme, Collaborations, Projects, Research, Communications.
Who we work with
TIF forms networks with competent health authorities worldwide, non-thalassaemia disease-specific patients’ organisations, medical, scientific and research communities and associations in the field of thalassaemia, official health and public-health-related bodies, institutions, agencies, academic institutions and the pharmaceutical industry. TIF is in official relations with WHO since 1996.
Where we work
The Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) is based in Nicosia Cyprus. Our work extends worldwide through country work and regular delegation visits, capacity-building workshops and meetings with the competent bodies with the aim to aid the development of policies and improve infrastructure for thalassaemia prevention and management.TIF Headquarters