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The United Nations considered “recognition of sickle-cell anaemia as a public health problem” and in 2008 passed a Resolution urging Member States and United Nations organizations to "raise awareness of sickle-cell anaemia."
At the time, they called sickle cell "...among the world’s foremost, and at times most lethal, genetic diseases -- at national and international levels."
So, by Resolution, they distinguished 19 June of each year as World Sickle Cell Awareness Day to encourage relevant parties to strengthen health systems and primary health-care delivery.
Fast-forward to 2013, and there's a global effort to bring sickle cell awareness, better treatment, better care, stigma removed and a cure to all people who suffer with this disease.
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