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May 10th is World Lupus Day

Posted by Simone on May 10, 2011 at 11:19 AM Comments comments (0)

World Lupus Day began with a Proclamation 7 years ago by an international steering committee representing lupus organizations from 13 different nations when they met in Eaton, United Kingdom to organize the first observance of World Lupus Day. The Proclamation is a call to action for governments around the world to increase their financial support for lupus research, awareness and patient services.

The Proclamation reflects the emerging issues that people with lupus around the world must face every day. The Proclamation serves to give a single voice to all individuals affected by this devastating and debilitating chronic disease.


www.worldlupusday.org


Declare World Lupus Day in your State

Posted by Simone on April 13, 2011 at 10:59 PM Comments comments (0)

Let's proclaim May 10th World Lupus Day in all 50 states and all major cities! It is easy all you have to do is contact your governor (http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Governors.shtml) and/or mayor and ask for a proclamation. There is a link to request a proclamation on most of their sites. Fill it our or just email them the below World Lupus Day Proclamation and hopefully they will respond with a certificate of proclamation.

Please join the international Lupus community in urging your local, state and/or federal government to adopt and issue the following World Lupus Day Proclamation:

WHEREAS, lupus is an autoimmune disease that can cause severe damage to the tissue and organs in the body and, in some cases, death; and

WHEREAS, more than five million people worldwide suffer the devastating effects of this disease and each year over a hundred thousand young women, men and children are newly diagnosed with lupus, the great majority of whom are women of childbearing age; and

WHEREAS, medical research efforts into lupus and the discovery of safer, more effective treatments for lupus patients are under-funded in comparison with diseases of comparable magnitude and severity; and

WHEREAS, many physicians worldwide are unaware of symptoms and health effects of lupus, causing people with lupus to suffer for many years before they obtain a correct diagnosis and medical treatment; and

WHEREAS, there is a deep, unmet need worldwide to educate and support individuals and families affected by lupus; and

WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to increase awareness in communities worldwide of the debilitating impact of lupus; Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that 10 May 2011 is hereby designated as World Lupus Day on which lupus organizations around the globe call for increases in public and private sector funding for medical research on lupus, targeted education programs for health professionals, patients and the public, and worldwide recognition of lupus as a significant public health issue.

Proclaimed This Day, 10 May 2011

April Awareness

Posted by Simone on April 10, 2011 at 12:34 AM Comments comments (0)

☂ National Donate Life Month

☂ National Autism Awareness Month

☂ National Minority Health Month

☂ Alcohol Awareness Month

☂ World Health Day (7)

☂ World Meningitis Day (24)

☂ National Infant Immunization Week (23-30)

Health Awareness Snippets

Posted by Simone on April 10, 2011 at 12:23 AM Comments comments (0)

March - National Nutrition Month

February - American Heart Month

January - Cervical Health Awareness Month

December - Safe Toys and Gifts Month

See full postings on http://www.icantfitmyjeans.blogspot.com

World Health Day is Today

Posted by Simone on April 7, 2011 at 6:17 PM Comments comments (0)

What is World Health Day?

"World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the founding of WHO. Each year, the Organization selects a key health issue, and encourages people from all ages and all backgrounds to hold events that highlight the signifi cance of this issue for good health and well-being. World Health Day provides a unique opportunity for communities from across the world to come together for one day to promote actions that can improve our health."

WHD Brochure > http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2011/world-health-day2011-brochure.pdf

World Health Day Website  >  http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2011/en/index.html


News Releases from WHO Website

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2011/whd_20110406/en/index.html

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2011/whd_20110407/en/index.html



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