TIF conducted a delegation visit to Iran, between 16-18 September 2015, after receiving an invitation by medical specialists of the region to participate in its National Haematology Conference, the Iranian Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Society (IPHOS) Congress, which took place at the Mahak Hospital in Tehran. The TIF delegation consisted of Mr George Constantinou, TIF Board Member and Dr Michael Angastiniotis, TIF Medical Advisor.
The TIF Delegates also met with Patients’ Associations for Thalassaemia to address and assess their various concerns, which revolved mainly around the extensive use of copy drugs in the country and to provide its expertise and knowledge for improving the quality of health and life of thalassaemia patients in Iran.
The outcome of the delegation visit was positive, and bearing fruitful discussions on very important issues. TIF reiterates its commitment to address the need for the implementation of national programs to ensure proper treatment of the disease in all areas of the country.