Sickle cell disease: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

World Sickle Cell Day observed on June 19

Published: June 19, 2020

World Sickle Cell Day is observed on 19th June each year to create awareness about sickle cell at a national and international level. In 2008, the disease was recognised by the UNGA as a public health problem and “one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases”. It is a genetic blood disorder where the blood cells ..

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February 29: World Rare Disease Day

Published: February 29, 2020

Every Year, last date of February is observed as World Rare Disease Day. It was first launched by Eurordis in 2008. It aims to create awareness about the impacts of the disease. This year, it is observed on the theme Theme: Reframe Rare for Rare Disease Day Rare Diseases The rare diseases include Thalassemia, Haemophilia, ..

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National Draft Policy on Rare Diseases

Published: January 15, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the Government of India released its National Draft Policy on rare diseases. The policy has proposed one-time fund of Rs 15 lakhs to treat rare diseases under Ayushman Bharat. The policy was drafted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Highlights Under the policy, certain medical institutes will be certified as ..

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2019 edition of World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD)

Published: June 21, 2019

The World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD) is observed every year on 19th of June to raise public awareness about the sickle cell disease and its treatment methods. Sickle cell disease is an inherited form of anaemia in which red blood cells are not able to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body. Government has organised several ..

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19 June: World Sickle Cell Day observed

Published: June 20, 2019

The World Sickle Cell Day is globally observed every year on 19 June, to raise public awareness about the sickle cell disease and its treatment methods. This year is the 40th celebration of World Sickle Cell Day. About World Sickle Cell Day Background: The day was 1st recognized by United Nations General Assembly (63rd session) ..

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