Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Science Foundation has announced the winners of the second round of the Sultan bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), which was held in Abu Dhabi on 21st October, 2015 with the aim to reward significant contributions in the field of thalassaemia and other Haemoglobinopathies.
The initiative is organised by the H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian & Scientific Foundation, a non-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to value substantive efforts and contributions that have been made towards improving quality of life of patients with Thalassemia & other Hemoglobinopathies, by Individuals & Institutions, at National, Regional or International level.
This 2015 edition has been established by H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian & Scientific Foundation in collaboration with ENERCA partner, Thalassemia International Federation (TIF), and included three categories: International Awards, Arab Awards and National Awards.
The Higher Scientific Committee Members for the International Awards was composed by Dr. Androulla Eleftheriou, Head of Committee, Executive Director of Thalassaemia International Federation (Cyprus), together with Professor Dimitris Loukopoulos (Greece), Professor Suthat Fuscharoen (Thailand), Professor John Porter (UK) and Professor Maria D. Capellini (Italy).
Prof. Amal el-Beshlawy, Professor of Pediatric Hematology at Cairo University (Egypt) and President of the Egyptian Thalassemia Association won the Best Published Research award in the 2015 Arab Awards Category.
The DEEP Consortium is proud of this award received by one of the project partner and congratulated her for the high level of her research and the recognized excellence in the field of Thalassemia.
The DEEP project supports this initiative and will strengthen the collaboration with the Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Science Foundation, linked by the common interest in employing scientific research to improve the quality of the lives of patients and their families.