World Chagas disease day
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To focus attention on the threat of Chagas disease, the World Health Organisation started celebrating 14 April as World Chagas Disease Day from the year 2020.
Chagas disease or American trypanosomiasis is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi.
It is also known as "silent disease". It is mainly found in poor people who have less access to health facilities or are deprived of it.
Theme of 2022: Finding and reporting every case to defeat Chagas disease.
Initially this disease was recorded in Latin America but now it is found in many parts of the world.
Important facts :
WHO established: 7 April 1948;
WHO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
Director-General of WHO: Tadros Adarnom Ghebreyesus (Ethiopia);
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