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World Sickle Cell Day


June 19

World Sickle Cell Day, observed on June 19th each year, holds immense significance as a global initiative established by the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO). The date itself marks the birth anniversary of Professor James B. Herrick, a physician who first described sickle cell disease in 1910. This special day serves as a powerful reminder of the need to raise awareness and take collective action to improve the lives of individuals living with sickle cell disease worldwide.

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Recognizing the urgent need to address this debilitating genetic disorder, the United Nations and the WHO designated June 19th as World Sickle Cell Day to draw attention to the challenges faced by those affected by the disease. This important international observance brings together individuals, communities, healthcare professionals, and policymakers to advocate for better access to healthcare, comprehensive support, and increased investment in research and education. Through global awareness campaigns and collaborative efforts, World Sickle Cell Day strives to eradicate stigmas, improve early diagnosis and treatment, and ultimately enhance the quality of life for individuals living with sickle cell disease.

Making lasting impact

On this significant day, we stand united in our commitment to breaking barriers, driving change, and fostering a world that provides equal opportunities and support for all individuals affected by sickle cell disease. Together, we can make a lasting impact and create a brighter future where every person living with this condition receives the care, understanding, and resources they deserve.