To be awarded to an individual with an outstanding contribution to the field of haemoglobinopathies.

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) Medical School and the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) jointly award, on a biennial basis, the ‘Panos Englezos Prize’, to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in one or more of the following:

  1. the areas of public health relevant to haemoglobin disorders
  2. the improvement of medical and other care of patients with haemoglobin disorders
  3. the improvement of the quality of life of patients with haemoglobin disorders or other chronic/ genetic diseases
  4. a scientific/medical advancement for the prevention and/or management of any other disease that could be applied to make a difference in the prevention and/or management or holistic care or cure of haemoglobin disorders.

Application Process

Opening date:                   1st March 2024
Closing date:                      30th April 2024
Selection Committee:    The Selection Committee comprises five members of the UNIC Medical School faculty
Receipt of Award:            27 June 2024 during the UNIC Medical School Graduation Ceremony

Nomination Process |
Nominations are invited by:

  1. An individual (or a group) with medical/scientific/academic capacity and with an international reputation in the field in which they propose the nominee for the prize.
  2. A Patient Organisation* (one or more jointly) if the nomination concerns a social contribution. If the nomination concerns an academic or a scientific achievement in collaboration with an academic department with an international reputation in the field of haemoglobin

* The Patient Organisation needs to be officially registered in the country in which it operates and an official member of TIF (General or Voting) for more than a year.

Nominations should be submitted with all supporting documents (Completed Nomination Form, Nomination Letter of Support and the Nominee CV) and sent electronically to [email protected]  with a copy to [email protected].

A Few Words about the Prize:

The ‘Panos Englezos Prize’ was initiated in 2016 through a decision of the Board of Directors of TIF in honour and recognition of the vast, lifelong and voluntary contribution of Mr Panos Englezos, TIF President and parent of a thalassaemic son. The promotion and securement of the rights of patients with thalassaemia globally for equal access to quality health and other care, has been his lifetime commitment – a commitment across religious, cultural, social, gender and language barriers.