Maldivian Thalassaemia Society (MTS) is a non-governmental organization which came into existence in the year 1994 – the sole purpose being to improve and enhance quality of lives of Thalassaemics in Maldives. With support from other parents, the co-founders Mohamed Moosa Didi and Mohamed Rasheed Ibrahim, both parents of Thalassaemic patients, founded this Society because of the urgent need for such an organization at that time.
Enhance and improve the quality of life for all thalassaemia patients in the country.
To become the much needed support system for thalassaemia patients and their parents.
Thalasaemia is a group of inherited autosomal recessive blood disorders that originated in the Mediterranean region. In thalassemia the genetic defect, which could be either mutation or deletion, results in reduced rate of synthesis or no synthesis of one of the globin chains that make up hemoglobin.
In a country with a population of around 350,000 people, the prevalence of thalassaemia is highest in the world (18%).