Biba Tinga is the President of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada (SCDAC) and at an international level serves the Board of Directors of the Global Alliance for Sickle Cell Disease Organizations (GASCDO) as the Treasurer and co-chair of the Membership Committee.
Born and raised in Niger, West Africa, she immigrated to Canada pursuing a lifelong dedication to improving conditions for people living with sickle cell disease and for their families.
As a parent of a young adult who was diagnosed with sickle cell disease from infancy, she had to learn to fight to keep him alive. She has a unique understanding of the needs of the people in this community.
Over the years she has leveraged her personal and professional experience to advocate for new life saving drugs, impact policy changes and raise awareness on the quality of life issues and the risks associated with the lack of care and barriers for this vulnerable population on the national and international stage.
Biba is a working mother of 4, a sickle cell warrior mom and a tireless advocate for the Black Community. She speaks five languages, loves to read and to travel the world.