World Sickle Cell Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 in order to create awareness about sickle cell disease and its cure among the common public. It was celebrated first time on 19th of June in 2009. Sickle cell disease has become one of the most common genetic disease worldwide which must be easily diagnosed and treated by developing new trends in the field.
It is celebrated annually by the active participation of the various government organizations, health funding agencies, non-government organizations, NGOs and other health organizations. It is celebrated to develop awareness among public to remove social stigma and myths about sickle cell anemia.