We are proud to announce that the Thalassaemia International Federation received the 2015 Dr LEE Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health WHA68 . The World Health Organization (WHO) has presented the Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health to the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) at the 68th World Health Assembly on May 21 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The prize is one of the most prestigious honors given by WHO to non-governmental organizations that have made an outstanding contribution in the area of public health. The Prize aims at rewarding work that has extended far beyond the call of normal duties and is accompanied by a monetary reward of $100,000.Dr. LEE Jong-wook was the Director-General of WHO from 2003 to 2006 and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most powerful people in 2004.