Honours & Awards

Honours & Awards

Over the years, TIF has received multiple honours and awards from international organisations for significant contributions in the field of thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies.

TIF is in official relationships with the WHO since 1996 and has a consultative role in the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

World Health Organization


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.


United Nations Economic & Social Council


TIF holds a consultative role at the UN ECOSOC.  NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents before 1 June 2017. The following link provides background information, some of the benefits and the instructions how to apply: http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=377&type=230&menu=14

Sultan Bin Khalifa Award


TIF receives the Sultan Bin Khalifa Award for its contributions in the field of thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies

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Panos Englezos Prize


George Englezos Award