World Down Syndrome Day observed on March 21

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World Down Syndrome Day observed on March 21

World Down Syndrome Day observed on March 21

22 March 2019 Current Affairs: Recognizing the need to support people suffering from Down Syndrome, the WHO (world Health Organization) on 20th December 2007, recognized March 21st as ‘World Down Syndrome Day’.
Following the decision of WHO, the United Nations General Assembly also designated the same date as “World Down Syndrome Day” on 19th December 2011.
Since 2012 “World Down Syndrome Day” has been observed annually on 21st March.
World Down Syndrome Day 2019 theme is “Leave no one behind”.
Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder causing a delayed physical and mental growth in individuals. Children or adults suffering from Down Syndrome have lower IQ and learning ability along with characteristic facial features. A young adult with Down Syndrome has an average IQ of 50; equivalent to that of a normal 9 years old child.

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