More than 300 applicants were received for the six international categories and 14 national categories.
Winners of the Sultan Bin Khalifa thalassemia awards
Personality of the Year Award: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance
The National Award category
Medical Institute or Centre of Excellence (Dh100,000 prize money): Dubai Thalassemia Centre
Outstanding Physician (Dh35,000 prize money): Dr Abdul Malik Abdulla Abdul Rasik - paediatrician and consultant , Fujairah Thalassaemia Centre, Fujairah, Dr Missam Bakir, consultant paediatrician, Dubai Thalassaemia Centre, Dr Hasna Saeed, consultant paediatrician, Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi.
Outstanding Nurse (Dh30,000 prize money): Khalid Al Habayba, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain; Smar Jawad Hussain, Dubai Thalassaemia Centre; and Mariam Khassif, Fujairah Thalassaemia Centre.
Outstanding Personality for Social Support (Dh30,000 prize money): Khalida Khammas, Dubai Thalassaemia Centre
Inspiring Patient (Dh30,000): Shakeela Basheer
Extraordinary parent (Dh30,000 prize money): Sheikha Al Wali
Best research publication (Dh20,000 prize money): Dr Laila Al Shaeer, doctor of philosophy in molecular haematology and director of the Dubai Health Authority blood donation centre
Best Media Coverage (Dh20,000 prize money): Emad Abdul Hamid - Al Bayan newspaper
Philanthropist of the Year (non-monetary award): Abdul Jalil Al Fahim and family
Best Supporting Organisation in Clinical Support Services (non-monetary award): Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre and Dubai Blood Donation Centre.
Best Supporting Organisation in Community Support Services (non-monetary award): National Screening Centre for Haemoglobinopathies in the UAE - Al Nahyan Maternal and Child Health Care Screening Center
Best Supporting Organisation in Patient Support Services (non-monetary award): Emirates Thalassaemia Society
Best Media Group (non-monetary award): Sharjah Media Cooperation
Top Student in Medical Field: Dr Fatheya Al Khaja
The International Award category
Sultan bin Khalifa Grand International Award for Scientific Achievement ($20,000 prize money): Prof David Nathan (USA), Prof Phaedon Fessas (Greece) Pro Prewase Wasi (Thailand)
Sultan bin Khalifa International Award for Leadership in Thalassaemia (non-monetary award): Prof Ali Taher (Lebanon)
Sultan bin Khalifa International Award for Innovative Research in Thalassaemia ($20,000 prize money): Dr Michel Sadelaine (USA), Kettering Memorial Cancer Centre, New York
Sultan bin Khalifa International Award for Clinical Centre for Excellence ($20,000 prize money): Mahidol Hospital Thalassaemia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
Sultan bin Khalifa International Award for Thalassaemia Society of Excellence ($20,000 prize money): Cooley's Anemia Foundation (USA).
Sultan bin Khalifa International Scholarship for Transitional Research in Thalassaemia ($60,000 prize money): Not yet finalised.