World Thalassemia Day is celebrated on the 8th of May. The concept of celebrating a day dedicated to this health problem was started by World Health Organization.
Each year on the 8th of May this day is celebrated all across the globe, with the intention of spreading awareness about Thalassemia. Thalassemia is a common health problem and has been negatively impacting people across the world.
Although Thalassemia is comparatively a common problem faced by people, a large section of the society remains unaware of the symptoms, the causes and various other aspects of this health issue.
The main aim of celebrating World Thalassemia Day is to make sure there is a conscious attempt to spread awareness about Thalassemia.
By dedicating a day to spreading awareness about Thalassemia, it becomes easy to attract the attention of a large number of people all over the world, educate them and throw light on the need for being aware of such health issues.
A complete day dedicated to this health problem makes it possible to organize camps, informational talks, bring a collection of people all under one roof and create awareness among a collective group of people. Without fail, there is a day each year to attract the attention of people to Thalassemia.
What is also essential to understand is the fact that this day becomes a medium to globally inform people about the new treatments and cures of Thalassemia.
Here are some of the important objectives of World Thalassemia Day:
- Dedicated to spreading awareness among people.
- An initiative to encourage healthcare professionals to take better care of patients with Thalassemia and ways in which they can do that.
- Encourage medical professionals and researchers to develop more effective preventive measures and cure for Thalassemia.
- To make people as a community more aware of the requirements of these patients and be sensitive to their needs.
- Finding out ways to make the lives of people suffering from this health issue, less complicated and difficult.