World Lupus Day
World Lupus Day focuses 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. The observance began with a proclamation nine 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 was 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.
World Lupus Day 2014
During 2014, the world will mark the tenth anniversary observance of Word Lupus Day. Information about the observance will be posted in early 2014.