World Sickle Cell Day is celebrated on 19th of June each year to make the people aware about the Sickle cell disease and the proper cure of the Sickle Cell Disease. The day was first celebrated first time on 19th of June in 2009.
World Sickle Cell Day is celebrated to develop courage among public and support them through the educational and dramatic activities aiming to remove social stigma and myths about sickle cell anemia.
Sickle Cell Disease has affected many people globally due to which the risk of premature child death has been increased much. The disease needs effective control with the strategy of early detection, public awareness and effective partner shipping of the countries.
Mostly, Sickle Cell Disease occurs in the small children when they get birth from their Mother. It is quite important to cure the Sickle Cell Disease before the birth of any Child as this disease is inheritable and can cause problems to the Child also.
World Sickle Cell Day is being celebrated annually by the active participation of some of the prestigious government organizations, health funding agencies, non-government organizations, NGOs and other health organizations.
Celebrate the World Sickle Cell Day by increasing awareness about the sickle cell anemia as a major health issue across the worldwide. Establish several health activities to make easy access to the treatment of Sickle Cell Disease on the national and regional level.
The availability of adequate access to the technical support and medical services should be promoted for all people who are suffering from this disease.
World Sickle Cell Day is an important platform for patients and families to express their concerns to the government and policy makers. It also raises awareness among the public who may be encouraged to go in for carrier screening to avoid further incidences of Sickle Cell Disease.
This day is particularly significant as it aims to make the public aware of the public health concern of a rapidly increasing genetic blood disorder. It is essential that the governments of all nations take note of this concern, and put in place programs to enable timely diagnostics, treatment, prevention and control.