World Chagas Disease Day observed on 14 April

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World Chagas Disease Day (WCDD) is observed annually on April 14 worldwide to raise awareness about Chagas Disease, a neglected tropical disease causing serious heart and digestive issues.

An Overview of the News

  • The goal of WCDD includes enhancing early detection, expanding diagnostic coverage, and ensuring equitable access to clinical care for Chagas Disease.

  • The theme for WCDD 2024 is "Tackling Chagas Disease: Detect Early and Care for Life."

  • In 2019, the 72nd World Health Assembly declared April 14 of each year as World Chagas Disease Day.

  • The inaugural World Chagas Disease Day was observed on April 14, 2020.

About WHO

  • The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) is Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

  • The headquarters of the WHO is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • The WHO was established on April 7, 1948.

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