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WORLD THALASSEMIA DAY 2021

WORLD THALASSEMIA DAY 2021

Context

Every year World Thalassemia Day is celebrated on May 8.

Details

  • In 1994, the Thalassemia International Federation established May 8 as International Thalassemia Day.
  • Theme World Thalassemia Day 2021 :  “Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassemia Community”.
  • It was declared an International observance in the memory of George Englezos and all thalassemia patients who fought the disease.
  • George was the son of Thalassemia International Federation’s (TIF) president and founder, Panos Englezos and worked as a scientist.

About Thalassemia

  • It is an inherited blood disorder that causes your body to have less hemoglobin than normal.
  • Hemoglobin enables red blood cells to carry oxygen.

About Thalassaemia International Federation

  • Established: 1987
  • Mission : To promote the establishment of national control programmes for the effective prevention and appropriate clinical management of thalassaemia, in every affected country of the world.
  • MISSION: “EQUAL ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL WITH THALASSAEMIA”
  • MOTTO: “UNITY IS OUR STRENGTH”

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