Health Days 2021

World Thalassaemia 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.
Facts:
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes your body to have less hemoglobin than normal. Hemoglobin enables red blood cells to carry oxygen.
  • Thalassemia can cause anemia, leaving you fatigued.
  • Mild thalassemia may not need treatment.
  • More severe forms may require regular blood transfusions.
  • You can take steps to cope with fatigue, such as choosing a healthy diet and exercising regularly. 
Objectives:
  • Raising awareness on Thalassemia, its symptoms, and ways to live with it.
  • Raising awareness on the importance of consulting a doctor before marriage if a person has thalassemia.
  • Raising awareness on the importance of vaccinations for children's health, society and the whole world.
  • Redressing misconceptions about vaccinations.
Official Date:
Globally: May 8th, 2021
Locally: Ramadan 26th, 1442H

Theme: 

References: 
MOH, World Health Days 2020




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