Webinar on“Challenges in Thalassemia 2022”

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On the occasion of World Thalassemia Day on 9 May Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda addressed the webinar  “Challenges in Thalassemia 2022” in New Delhi.

  • It was jointly organised by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs along with various ministries and Thalassemia Association.

  • Experts from different parts of India and the world participated in the conference.

  • About Thalassemia

  • Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes the human body to have less haemoglobin than normal. 

  • World Thalassemia Day is observed every year on 8 May to spread awareness about this condition.

  • This year, it is celebrated with the theme ‘Be Aware. Share, Care: Working with the global community as one to improve thalassaemia knowledge.’

  • Iron deficiency is the most common and can cause extreme tiredness, shortness of breath, weakness and cold hands and feet.

  • Iron is a mineral that our body needs for growth, development and making haemoglobin.

  • Haemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body.

  • Iron is a cofactor for neurotransmitters and is important for the synthesis and metabolism of hormones.

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