For a second consecutive year, TIF has organized the Second Official Meeting of the Ambassadors Circle with great success.
Prominent diplomatic personalities, ambassadors, consuls, former ministers of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, and other Official Embassy Representatives of TIF’s member countries have attended this Meeting on 2 May 2014, at the Hilton Hotel in Nicosia for an event dedicated to the International Thalassaemia Day.
The meeting was well-attended by more than 45 participants and total of 15 countries were represented by embassy delegates, namely of Australia, Egypt, Malta, Iran, Philippines, France, Spain, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Greece, Syria, Italy, Cyprus and China.
The purpose of the aforementioned meeting was to inform foreign diplomatic missions in Cyprus about TIF’s activities in each one of the affected countries as well as the management and prevention protocols for Haemoglobinopathies in these countries.
Dr Valentino Matrelli, past Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Mr Alexandros N. Zenon , Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou Marcoullis, Mr Markos Kyprianou, former Ministers of Foreign Affairs, of Cyprus and Mr. Charalambos Bakirtzis , Director of Anastasios Leventis Foundation were also among the distinguished guests of this meeting.

The Program of this event was of particular interest with world-renowned speakers such as Dr. Valentino Martelli who is also the Director of the Mediterranean Institute of Italy, Prof. George Marcoullis, Dean of the School of Medicine of the European University of Cyprus, Dr Androulla Eleftheriou , Executive Director of TIF, and Dr. Michael Angastiniotis, Medical Advisor of TIF.

TIF aims to continue the Ambassadors’ Circle for the next year to strive towards further progress and towards truly supporting and safeguarding the right of every patient for quality healthcare in all of TIF’s member countries.

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