8th of May is the World Thalassaemia Day. This day is dedicated to celebrate the lives lost and the many battles won in the treatment and prevention of this neglected disease world-wide.

To commemorate world thalassaemia day the Steering Committee of the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya has organized a series of events which commenced on the 2nd of May with screening for thalassaemia among the 26th Batch of medical students.
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