Today it is International Thalassaemia Day
The Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) celebrates the International Thalassaemia Day (ITD) every year on the 8th of May. The theme for the ITD2019 is ‘‘Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patients’’. Among other awareness-raising and informative activities for this special day, TIF organizes 3 online competitions (a video challenge, a photography contest, and a story challenge), inviting the global thalassaemia community to submit videos, stories and photographs, aiming to make a massive call for the provision of equitable, affordable, easily accessible and quality universal health coverage for all patients with thalassaemia. Spread the word and let’s increase awareness about the disease.