We are very proud to inform you that TIF remains in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) for 2021-2024
The extension of ΤIF’s official relations with WHO was recently ratified by the Executive Board of the Organization in the context of its 148th Meeting, and comes to recognize the huge and long-term contribution of the Federation to the work and strategic goals of WHO for Health. At the same time, it is a prominent distinction for Cyprus, as it sets the example of the country at the international level in terms of successful and effective control and management of thalassaemia.
TIF is in official relationships with the World Health Organisation (WHO) since 1996, and has remarkably been honoured by WHO with the Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health at the 68th World Health Assembly on May 21, 2015.
The continued cooperation of TIF with WHO will be implemented on the basis of a specific strategic plan, focusing on the update of Guidelines for the Clinical Management of Transfusion-Dependent Thalassaemia, the development of a Framework of Action for the prevention of thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies, the provision of education for medical and paramedical staff for the clinical management of haemoglobin disorders, and the many other activities.