The International Thalassaemia Day is a worldwide observance which is organised by the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF), which encourages the global community to unite to improve their work knowledge and care about the disease that impacts over 79 million people worldwide.
The event was a collaboration between Bristol Myers Squibb, a global pharmaceutical company, the TIF and local partners including Emirates Health Services, Emirates Thalassemia Society, Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation and Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award.
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“Despite the ‘spread’ of the disorder at an increasing rate globally, public awareness and information about the Thalasaemia remain significantly limited in many countries. The Thalassaemia International Federation, along with the Regional TIF Collaborating Office, under the Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Foundation calls for the intensification of concerted efforts by all related stakeholders to change it.’’Dr Mahmoud Talib, executive director of Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Foundation