World Lupus Day in Europe
World Lupus Day was first observed in 2004, and a number of special events were held to highlight its importance.
Most significant was the issuing of the inaugural World Lupus Day Proclamation, recognizing this historic day and demonstrating concern for the needs of millions of individuals globally.
World Lupus Day will focus on the need for heightened public awareness, improved patient healthcare services, increased research into the causes of and a cure for lupus, enhanced physician diagnosis and treatment of lupus, and better epidemiological data on lupus globally.
Lupus affects more than just the person with the disease - it also impacts their family, friends, and work colleagues.
Still, it is widely under-recognized as a global health problem by the public, health professionals, and governments, driving the need for greater awareness.
Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of lupus help to slow the debilitating effects of the disease.
However, lupus is often difficult to diagnose because symptoms frequently mimic common illnesses.
In a lot of countries all over the world, 10th of May has become a very special day and a golden opportunity
to raise awareness for Lupus.
Increasing awareness of lupus will save lives.
For more information, please have a look at: www.worldlupusday.org/