World Sickle Cell Day is celebrated on June 19 of every year. Sickle Cell Disease is an inheritable, genetic, and fatal disease causing red blood cell disorders which have been classified as sickle cell anemia and may lead to death. The day is observed to cover all the curable standards through the fast awareness program to take this genetic health condition under control across the world. A variety of promotional activities will be conducted by the WHO (World Health Organization) on the worldwide level to fix this hemoglobin dysfunction issue.
“I am hoping to be able to lend my support to a Sickle Cell charity in the near future, as I want to try and help raise money and awareness about this disease.” – Jourdan Dunn
History of World Sickle Cell Day
In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly created World Sickle Cell Day to raise awareness among the people about sickle cell disease and its treatment methods. On 19th June of 2009, The day was first observed. According to the reports, in Africa, nearly 1000 babies are taking birth every day having Sickle Cell Disease and getting die up to five years of age. In the United States of America, nearly 100,000 people get affected by this disease. People in other countries like India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the Arabic peninsula, Brazil, Surinam, Guiana, Southern Italy, Greece, etc., are also get affected by this disease. Hence it is a big public health issue that must take under control to save our whole nation’s future. Hence World Sickle Cell Day is a perfect day to raise public awareness about this fatal disease to get sufficient control over the situation.
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How to Celebrate the day
Celebrate World Sickle Cell Day by increasing awareness about sickle cell anemia as a major health issue worldwide. Establish several health activities to make easy access to the treatment of Sickle Cell Disease on the national and regional levels. Promoting the availability of adequate access to technical support and medical services for all people who are suffering from this disease. All the doctors will be given a good training facility for better prevention, research work, and proper implementation of the resources to minimize disease complications. You can use the hashtag #WorldSickleCellDay to raise awareness on social media.
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