Articles of Interest

February 17, 2017

Public hospital funding crisis highlights need for reforms

Consumers Health Forum of Australia – Media Release: 17th February 2017 The AMA public hospital report card released today highlights that our hospitals and broader health […]
January 23, 2017

MALARIA: Its Lifecycle and why malaria will still remain with us

The following presentations are of immense interest, as it is postulated by medical scientists, that the origins of haemoglobinopathies like thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia, are […]
January 19, 2017

Forgotten but still Present within our Midst: The Issue of the Tainted Blood Cases

BRIEF NOTE FROM TASCS AUSTRALIA The issue of tainted blood is an ever present concern and threat to the lives of people who receive blood transfusions […]
December 28, 2016


On the afternoon of the 5th December 2016, the passing of Sotirios Katakouzinos, left behind an immense but unfortunately unknown legacy. A legacy that poses to […]
November 20, 2016

Britain’s National Health Service approves of new treatment for Sickle Cell Anaemia

Life-changing Sickle Cell Disease treatment approved by NHS watchdog A new automatic blood transfusion treatment will half the number of visits to hospital for people with […]
October 10, 2016

Gene therapy offers hope for treatment of sickle cell anaemia

By Robin McKie The Observer, Sunday 2nd October 2016 Scientists to begin trials for treatment to overcome inherited disease that affects 300,000 newborn babies a year […]
October 1, 2016

Sickle cell disease: Do nurses and teachers need better training and education?

Written by Mary Isokariari on 28 September 2016 The number of people with sickle cell has more than doubled in the capital within the past five […]
May 10, 2016

Beta-Thalassemia: Current Treatments Not Enough

New treatments are needed to reduce the need for transfusions May 6, 2016 For the past 50 years, Louis Pericleous, who lives in Cyprus, has been […]
April 29, 2016

Sotirios – Living with Thalassaemia

14 October 2005 ‘I was born in Melbourne, to Greek Australian parents. Part of my heritage included thalassaemia. Although it was not diagnosed at the time […]