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Delegation visit to Oman – 10-11 September 2019

A TIF Delegation Visit to Oman took place on 10 – 11 September 2019 as a follow up to the 2017 visit which was conducted at the request of the Ministry of Health for the provision of technical expertise for the development of a comprehensive national control programme for thalassaemia ...

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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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