History about World Sickle Cell Awareness Day...

Every year on june 19, people throughout the world commemorate World Sickle Cell knowledge Day to increase knowledge of sickle cell disease (SCD) and the effects it has on people individually, in families, and in communities. Sickle cell disease is a hereditary blood ailment marked by malformed red blood cells that resemble sickles or crescents. These abnormally shaped cells can clog blood vessels, which can result in a number of health issues.

Date: June 19th is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day every year.

History: Originating on december 22, 2008, a resolution passed by the UN General assembly gave rise to World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. The resolution declared june 19th to be the official day for raising awareness of sickle cell disease globally and acknowledged the illness as a global health priority.

The resolution addressed the urgent need for more knowledge and focus on sickle cell diseasea condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, especially those with ancestry in Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and South Asia. A serious public health concern, sickle cell disease significantly increases the morbidity and death of its victims.

In order to address the lack of knowledge, restricted access to healthcare, and societal stigma attached to sickle cell illness, World Sickle Cell Awareness Day was created. It seeks to push for better healthcare services, research, and support networks while bringing attention to the difficulties faced by those with the disease and their family.

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