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WHA Delegates Approve Creation Of World Chagas Day

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative: Following 110 years of neglect, an official day for Chagas disease is declared
“The International Federation of People Affected by Chagas Disease (FINDECHAGAS) … celebrates the creation of the World Day of People Affected by Chagas at the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Federation has for many years celebrated April 14th as a non-official day dedicated to people living with Chagas disease and has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to recognize it as an official day. … The inclusion of World Chagas Day in the global health agenda may help to attract international attention to Chagas and mobilize resources to increase access to diagnostics and treatment for those affected…” (5/24).