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World Down Syndrome Day is observed every year on 21st March around the world to raise awareness of the Down Syndrome.
World Syndrome Day aims to increase global awareness about the syndrome by the United Nations since 2012.
March 21st is the 21st day of the third month. March 21st was chosen to signify uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated by the governments, organizations, and individuals to extend support to those suffering from Down’s Syndrome.
World Down Syndrome Day 2019 the theme is “Leave no one behind”.
Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder which results in delayed physical and mental growth in individuals. The genetic disorder has been named after British doctor John Langdon Down who fully described the syndrome in 1866.
In normal conditions, people have only two copies of Chromosome 21 whereas those with Down’s syndrome there is a presence of a part or full of the third copy of chromosome 21.
Even though Down’s Syndrome is incurable, the quality of life of those suffering could be considerably improved by giving proper medical support and education.
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