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WORLD CHAGAS DISEASE DAY : 14 APRIL

WORLD CHAGAS DISEASE DAY : 14 APRIL

Context

World Chagas Disease Day is celebrated on April 14 to raise awareness around chagas disease.

Details

  • It was first celebrated on April 14, 2020, and was named after Carlos Ribeiro Justiniano Chagas, the Brazilian doctor who diagnosed the first case on 14 April 1909.
  • The proposal for a World Chagas Disease Day was instituted by the International Federation of Associations of People Affected by Chagas Disease and was supported by several health institutions, universities, research centres, organizations and foundations.
  • World Chagas Disease Day is one of 11 official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Tuberculosis Day, World Health Day, World Malaria Day, World Immunization Week, World No Tobacco Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Hepatitis Day, World Patient Safety Day, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

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