World Thalassaemia Day 2020

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World Thalassaemia Day 2020 –

  • The World Thalassaemia Day is observed by people on 8th May every year. this day create awareness about thalassaemia disease, its preventive measures and how to avoid transmission among the people across the world.

What is Thalassaemia Disease?

  • It is blood disorder which is passed from parents to children. There are various types of thalassaemia disease. In this disease, a patient’s body starting losing the ability to produce haemoglobin and red blood cells. in other words, a thalassaemia patient will have few red blood cells and very little haemoglobin compared to a normal body. its impact can be dangerous if a person doesn’t take it seriously.

World Thalassaemia Day 2020: Theme – 

Theme Year What is Theme? 
Theme of 2020 –  The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia: Time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients”
Theme of 2019 –  Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patient
Theme of 2018 –  halassaemia past, present and future: Documenting progress and patients’ needs worldwide
Theme of 2017-  “Get connected! Share knowledge and experience and fight for a better tomorrow in thalassaemia”
Theme of 2016 –  “Access to Safe & Effective Drugs in Thalassaemia”
Theme of 2015-  “Enhancing partnership towards patient-centred health systems: good health adds life to years!”

Objective –

  • To create an awareness about the disease, its symptoms and ways to live with it.

Symptoms of Thalassaemia ? 

  • Drowsiness and Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breaths
  • Delayed growth
  • Headaches
  • Jaundice and pale skin
  • Dizziness and faintness
  • Greater susceptibility to infections so. on.

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