The Bangladesh Thalassaemia Samity (a patient driven organisation member of TIF), and the Ministry of Health co-organised a conference on patient care and prevention in Dhaka on 28 – 31 January 2019.
The Conference aimed to gather all relevant and involved stakeholders in order to achieve consensus regarding a national policy for the prevention and management of thalassaemia in Bangladesh.
TIF supported three experts to participate in the event:
- Dr Paul Telfer (Bart’s and the London Hospital, UK) who spoke about clinical care
- Dr Mary Petrou (UCLH, London) who focused on prevention issues
- Prof Maitreyee Bhattyacharya (Kolkata, India) who focused on prevention issues