TIF Collaborations

TIF promotes collaborations, communication, and networking at the national, regional and international level.

Networks are formed with non-thalassaemia disease-specific patients’ organisations, medical, scientific and research communities and associations in the field of thalassaemia, official health and public-health-related bodies, institutions, agencies, academic institutions and the pharmaceutical industry.

World Health Organization

The Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) works in official relations with the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), since 1996 and more specifically with the Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion Department (CHP). Read more

United Nations Economic & Social Council

TIF holds a consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, responsible for coordinating the economic, social, and related work of 15 UN specialised agencies, their functional commissions and five regional commissions. Read more 


TIF works with a network of pharmaceutical industries that share a common interest in haemoglobin disorders (thalassaemia and sickle cell disease) and in the development of technologies relating to their prevention, treatment and monitoring. Read more

International Specialists' Networks

European Bodies

TIF maintains a close relationship with all the legislative bodies of the EU, holding meetings with key officials in the Commission and with Members of the European Parliament and frequently communicates with the Commissioner for Health and Consumers. Read more

Regional Bodies

TIF has worked diligently to strengthen relations with ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN member states, particularly in the context of efforts to ensure the worldwide implementation of WHO resolutions on thalassaemia and other haemoglobin disorders and sickle cell anaemia, adopted in 2006. Read more

Medical, Health Organizations & NGOs

TIF has developed a close collaboration with professional societies which focus on research and treatment of diseases or groups of diseases or focus on public health issues that are relevant to the care of patients. Read more

Ambassadors' Circle

The premise of the development of the Ambassadors’ Circle is the establishment of an official collaboration between TIF and Ambassadors of the country members in Cyprus and our Cypriot Ambassadors in the country members of TIF. Read more

Disease & Disease Group Organizations