KRG High Representative received the UK Thalassemia Society (UKTS)
News : 4/30/2023
Karwan Jamal Tahir, KRG High Representative to the UK,
received Ms Romaine Maharaj, Executive Director of UKTS and Dr Banaz Star
Sherko, Scientific Coordinator of the UKTS, in the company of Dr Faryad Hawezi
and Bakhtiar Mam Sheikh, to discuss and assess the situation of thalassemia in
the Kurdistan Region and the challenges and necessary steps to reduce the
number of thalassemia carriers in the region.
First, the KRG High representative express gratitude to the
UKTS and Dr Hawezi for their sympathy and willingness to assist the Kurdistan
Region regarding thalassemia and how to manage it.
Then, Dr Hawezi highlighted the problems and shortcomings
related to thalassemia in the Kurdistan Region and stated the importance of
raising awareness of thalassemia and helping those suffering from it. He also
suggested that opening more medical centres and organisation is crucial to
treat thalassemia patients and regular checks to prevent future cases.
Furthermore, he emphasised the importance of having qualified doctors and
nurses in the field. Dr Hawezi expressed willingness to cooperate in promoting
Ms Romaine Maharaj, Executive Director of UKTS, summarised
their work and services to thalassemia patients in the UK. They expressed their
eagerness for cooperation and coordination with the thalassemia centres in the
Kurdistan Region by delivering training courses for Kurdish doctors and nurses
and providing other supplies and equipment to promote the services of these
centres for thalassemia patients in the Kurdistan Region.
Finally, KRG High Representative
thanked both sides for their willingness to assist thalassemia patients and
thalassemia centres in the Kurdistan Region. and presented several proposals to
build a bridge between the British Thalassemia Society and the Kurdistan Region
to exchange new information and experiences to help in reducing thalassemia
carriers in the region.