TIF is a non-profit organisation in official relations with the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) since 1996. TIF is an umbrella organisation involving 111 national thalassaemia associations and 61 other members from 62 countries across the world. TIF’s mission is the development and establishment of National Control Programmes for the prevention and quality treatment of thalassaemia and other haemoglobin disorders in every affected country.