YCB’s longest Social Action project “Let’s Fight Against Thalassaemia.”
Today about Thalassaemia in Bangladesh. People, mostly young generation had not had any idea about this critical health issue Thalassaemia, though the main reason of spreading this disease is if partners not get tested Thalassaemia Carrier test before marriage, then their babies will be affected by Thalassaemia. Thalassaemia is the most common genetic disorder in the world including Bangladesh. In recent research we found 10-12% people are Thalassaemia and HB-E carrier. Every year more than 15,000 children born in Thalassaemia. Rate of Thalassaemia patient increase day by day. We can’t treat Thalassaemia properly but we can prevent this disease. That’s why Youth Club of Bangladesh have taken this initiative to create awareness about this burning health issue and named it “Let’s Fight Against Thalassaemia”.
From 2014 to 2020 this project is ongoing throughout 10 Districts of our country. We arranged Seminars, Road Shows, Conference, Awareness Campaign, Radio show, TV shows etc.
The main challenge of our project was unavailability of like-minded organizations, short of specialized hospitals and Government unwillingness to create awareness in this serious health issues. We got Bangladesh Thalassaemia Samity and Hospital as our project Partner. Till 2014 we are working together on this issue, running our activities which giving our society a great impact. Now Government and like-minded organizations are taking this health issues in serious way.
Thalassaemia Free Bangladesh.
– To create awareness about Thalassaemia among Young People.
– To engage youth in our Thalassaemia Movement.
– To engage young people for Blood Donation for Thalassaemia Patient.
– To develop counseling support for Thalassaemia Carrier
378 Seminar and Workshops & Awareness Campaign
80,000 Student Attend on Seminar and Workshops & Awareness Campaign
128 Free carrier detection test
8600 Students got free carrier detection test
09 Special Events
1700+ Patients, Parents, Doctors attend Conference & Symposium
24 Blood Donation Camp
658 Bags Blood Collected, 2500 Donor Data Base
11 Technical Session
70 Volunteer & 250 Doctors Specially attend Technical Session & Seminar