TIF to Receive Prestigious Honor from World Health Organization

April 22, 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) will present the Dr LEE Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health to the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) at 68th World Health Assembly on May 21 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The prize is one of the most prestigious honors given by WHO and is given to nongovernmental organizations who have made an outstanding contribution in public health. The Prize aims at rewarding work that has extended far beyond the call of normal duties and is accompanied by a monetary reward of $100,000.

Dr. LEE Jong-wook was the Director-General of WHO from 2003 to 2006 and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most powerful people in 2004.

In an email announcing the honor, TIF President Panoz Englezos acknowledged the hard work and support of TIF Board members past and present and paid special tribute to Dr. Androulla Eleftheriou, TIF’s Executive Director, and the staff at TIF.

CAF offers its sincere congratulations to TIF on this recognition of its commitment and accomplishments.

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