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TIF welcomes landmark UN declaration on Universal Health Coverage

A firm message in favour of achieving World Health Organization’s (WHO) number 1 goal, thus the provision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to citizens of all countries at a global scale, was sent by  world leaders yesterday, September 23, during the 74th UN General Assembly taking place in New York. ...

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World Patient Safety Day – 17 September 2019

134 million adverse events occur each year due to unsafe care in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths annually! Safety in health systems is a major global concern due to the enlarging numbers of people suffering avoidable harm while receiving healthcare. Recognizing the urgency of ...

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Cypriot Stella Kyriakides named EU Health Commissioner

Cypriot psychologist and politician to take over from Vytenis Andriukaitis on November 1 Stella Kyriakides has got the nod as EU Commissioner for Health, making her part of a strong female presence in the new structure of the next European Commission. Kyriakides, one of 13 women commissioners from 27, replaces ...

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FDA Grants Priority Review to Potential Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Voxelotor

  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will review an approval application for a drug designed to target the root cause of damage from sickle cell disease (SCD). South San Francisco, California-based Global Blood Therapeutics announced Thursday that the FDA had accepted its application seeking accelerated approval for Voxelotor, an oral drug ...

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TIF releases new video on thalassaemia prevention

  Thalassaemia is a hereditary blood disease that CAN be prevented! But in what ways? ΤΙF’s latest educational video shines a spotlight on the essential aspect of the disease’s prevention, still challenging  in numerous countries across the world. Our goal? To further improve understanding and knowledge of the prevention’s vital ...

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Biotech companies issue first joint declaration on human gene editing

Companies involved in human gene editing have entered the ethical debate about the controversial technology, issuing a joint declaration that DNA must not be altered in a way that passes genetic changes on to future generations. The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), an international group representing the cell and gene ...

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World Patient Safety Day – 17 September 2019

134 million adverse events occur each year due to unsafe care in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths annually! Safety in health systems is a major global concern due to the enlarging numbers of people suffering avoidable harm while receiving healthcare. Recognizing the urgency of ...

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