Health Days 2023

World Down Syndrome Day


The world unites annually on March 21 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, approved by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011; It aims to raise awareness of Down syndrome and support people with Down syndrome and their families.

  • Awareness of Down syndrome and how it occurs.
  • Raise awareness of the role of people with Down syndrome in societies.
  • Encourage people with Down syndrome to study or work.

  • Down syndrome is a genetic condition where a person is born with an extra chromosome that alters the course of development.
  • In the eighties, the person with Down syndrome was expected to live for about 25 years, while now he lives up to 60 years.
  • Down syndrome is one of the most common chromosomal problems.
  • Some people with Down syndrome suffers from health problems such as: congenital heart defects; But most of these problems can be overcome at present.
  • People with Down syndrome can normally study, work, and coexist with society.
Official Date:
Globally: March 23rd,2023 
Locally: Sah’ban 28th, 1444H

Last Update : 15 January 2023 11:05 AM
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