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Mr Riyad Elbard

Mr Riyad Elbard, President of Thalassemia Foundation of Canada, has been a leading member of the Thalassemia Foundation of Canada for over 15 years. He is dedicated to advocating for optimal care for all thalassemia patients. He represents the foundation on various committees and has been instrumental in building and ...

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Mr Saeed Jaafar Al-Awadhi

Mr Saeed was born in February 11, 1978 in the United Arab Emirates, and has lived and worked there his entire life. He is a patient with β-thalassaemia major, married with two sons. He began working as an administrator officer in Thalassemia Center in Dubai Health Authority in early 1997 ...

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Her Highness Sheikha Sheikha Bint Seif Al-Nahyan

HH Sheikha Sheikha Bint Saif Al Nahyan has been a driving force in raising awareness and promoting excellence in treatment for blood disorders and diseases. She is an unpretentious supporter of people in need of medical help. Her concern for children has prompted her to become chairman of Make-A-Wish UAE. ...

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Mr Robert (Bob) Ficarra

Mr Robert Ficarra is one of the most prolific current Members of the Board of Directors of TIF and one of the former presidents. He is one of Thalassaemia International Federation’s founding members and on the Board of Directors since 1986. Mr Ficarra has been president of the Cooley’s Anaemia ...

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Mr Gabriel Theophanous

Gabriel Theophanous is a 33 years old with beta thalassaemia major. He works in accounts and is currently studying towards an ACCA qualification. He is President of the United Kingdom Thalassaemia Society (UKTS) and has carried out significant work through the Society. Having become close friends with the current Committee ...

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Mr Anton Skafi

Mr Anton Skafi’s involvement in Thalassaemia began when he led the ‘Thalassaemia Self Help Group’ in Jerusalem. Later, he joined the thalassaemia Patients Friends Society (TPFS) – Palestine as a Board Member and occupied the position of Deputy Chairman for a few years. He participated in many awareness campaigns lecturing ...

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Mr Loris Angelo Brunetta

Mr Loris Angelo Brunetta born in Genova (Italy), is founding member of Comitato Ligure Giovani Thalassemici, created in 1983 (which since June 2000 has been renamed Associazione Ligure Thalassemici), and that constitutes amongst the founding associations of the Thalassaemia International Federation. Elected as President of the Associazione Ligure Thalassemici for ...

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Ms Fatemeh Hashemi

Born in 1960, Mrs Hashemi is married and has two children. She graduated with a BSc in Biology and is currently student of Warsaw University for a Ph.D in International Affairs. Mrs. Hashemi has been the President of Charity Foundation for Special Disease, since its establishment in 1995, and has ...

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