Friday, June 14, 2013

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day - June 19

Bringing sickle cell disease awareness and support to the world.    

  Writer's are telling their story   

Children are living longer

Supporter's  are walking

    Advocate's are educating

   Parent's are helping globally
Athlete's are speaking up  
Warrior's are really fighting 

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.

Offer your comments on Facebook World Sickle Cell Awareness page.

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World Sickle Cell Awareness

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