Health Days 2019

World Thalassemia Day


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.

  • Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder passed on from parents to children.
  • There are several types of thalassemia, and treatment depends on its type and severity.
  • Adopting healthy lifestyle and getting recommended vaccinations are necessary to live with Thalassemia.

  • Raise awareness on Thalassemia, its symptoms, and ways to live with it.
  • Raise awareness on the importance of consulting a doctor before marriage if the person has thalassemia.
  • Raise awareness on the importance of vaccinations for children's health, society and the whole world.
  • Redress misconceptions about vaccinations.

Official Date:
Globally: May 8th, 2019.
Locally: Ramadan 3rd, 1440H.

Last Update : 09 April 2019 02:51 PM
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