Health Days 2019
World Thalassemia Day

Introduction:

World Thalassemia Day is celebrated every year on May 8th to commemorate Thalassemia victims and to encourage those who struggle to live with the disease.

Statistics:
  • Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder passed on from parents to children.
  • There are several types of thalassemia, and treatment depends on its type and severity.
  • Adopting healthy lifestyle and getting recommended vaccinations are necessary to live with Thalassemia.

Objectives:
  • Raise awareness on Thalassemia, its symptoms, and ways to live with it.
  • Raise awareness on the importance of consulting a doctor before marriage if the person has thalassemia.
  • Raise awareness on the importance of vaccinations for children's health, society and the whole world.
  • Redress misconceptions about vaccinations.

Official Date:
Globally: May 8th, 2019.
Locally: Ramadan 3rd, 1440H.



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