martes, 3 de diciembre de 2019

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES- HEREDITARY LYMPHOEDEMA - PAEDIATRIC AND PRIMARY LYMPHOEDEMA - SECONDARY LYMPHOEDEMA - LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS - LYMPHATIC PODOCONIOSIS - RARE DISEASE

The International Day of People with Disability is annually held on December 3, as a day recognized by the United Nations (UN), and which is observed all over the world. The International Day of Disabled Persons aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and at increasing public awareness, understanding and accepting people with disability and their contributions.

Since 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on December 3 around the world. The theme for this 2019 IDPD is "Promoting the participation of persons with diabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda". 

Regarding Lympohedema, and underrecognized condition which may lead to chronic disability and functional impairment, this day aims to promote the rights and wll-being of persons, including disabilities due to lymphatic dysfunction, in all spheres of society and development.


Lymphoedema is an inflammation of limbs or parts of the body caused by blockage of the lymphatic system. It is usually due to consequences such as surgery on lymph nodes, cancer, radiation treatment, repeated infections, birth related oedema, chronic venous insufficiency, traumas, etc. The oedema can be very mild and hardly noticeable, or prominent with difficulty to use the swollen limb. 

Lymphoedema in the context of disability is consequence of an organic impairment, which may also produces a consequent physical and functional limitation. For more information on disability and lymphoedema:











  • WHAT KIND OF DOCTOR TREATS LYMPHEDEMA/LYMPHOEDEMA - WHICH MEDICAL SPECIALITIES ARE RELATED TO LYMPHEDEMA














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CAMPAIGN
 


For global awareness it is being asked that the 
WHO - WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
name: 
"LYMPHEDEMA - AWARENESS & CURES"
as the World Health Day campaign 

  

  KATHY BATES
LYMPHEDEMA EMBASSADOR


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