We are thrilled to announce that the theme for the
International Thalassaemia Day (ITD) 2023 is
“Be Aware. Share. Care: Strengthening Education to Bridge the Thalassaemia Care Gap.’’
Be Aware. Share. Care.
The International Thalassaemia Day 2023 highlights the empowering force of education and its association with appropriate and quality care of this disorder.
Building on last year’s successful theme, the 2023 campaign, entitled ‘BE AWARE.SHARE.CARE.: Strengthening Education to Bridge the Thalassaemia Care Gap’, takes a further step ahead and focuses on the need for improved access to quality, lifelong thalassaemia education for people living with the disorder and healthcare professionals involved in their care.
By maximizing the knowledge and skills of every person affected by thalassaemia and the people who care for them, we can achieve positive changes in health behaviours, health outcomes and quality of life, and reduce the disease burden for patients and the society!
Better Education for Better Care
Thalassaemia affects about 300 million people worldwide, with about 500,000 having a severe form of the disease.
80% of these people live in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) and face many and multiple unmet needs and persisting challenges with regards to the health, social and other care they receive.
We need to help change that!
People living with thalassaemia need access to ongoing, disease-specific education to better understand their condition and assert their basic right of equal access to appropriate care.
Thalassaemia-treating physicians must know how to detect early and accurately diagnose the condition, interact effectively with competent authorities and provide patients with the best possible care.
Each of Us Can Play Our Part
More education about thalassaemia can lead to better care!
The International Thalassaemia Day, marked annually on May 8, is a brilliant opportunity to help people with the condition live healthier, longer, and more productive lives by empowering them through knowledge sharing, information exchange, targeted awareness activities, and quality thalassaemia education.
Join the International Thalassaemia Day 2023 movement and help transform the lives of millions of people with thalassaemia across the world!
Stay tuned for the official International Thalassaemia Day 2023 page to be released soon!
Can’t wait to get social for the International Thalassaemia Day 2023?
Use the below hashtags and link your activities to TIF’s!