It is our privilege to announce the receipt of another significant award: the Outstanding Contribution Award by the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
TIF has received the Outstanding Contribution Award, which the University of Nicosia (UNIC) grants annually to individuals or institutions for their contribution to the society during the University's Graduation Ceremony held on 25 June 2015, at the Open Amphitheatre, University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Mr Panos Englezos, TIF President, and Dr Androulla Eleftheriou, TIF Executive Director, have received this award on behalf of TIF.
This is not only a recognition of our own work, but also of the importance of controlling and clinically managing haemoglobinopathies - which were fatal diseases a few decades ago and did not allow children to live over 10 years of age - giving them the necessary attention and increasing their visibility in the wider community.
We are fortunate to have the encouragement and support offered by initiatives such as this. Receiving this award has deepened our commitment to continue work in this area and it has truly encouraged us in our future endeavours as a true source of motivation going forth.
To read Dr Androulla Eleftheriou's, TIF Executive Director's speech during the ceremony, please click here.