WORLD LUPUS DAY 2019
A global call-to-action on behalf of the millions of people affected by lupus.
We are warriors -- determined to bring an end to the devastating impact of lupus. Read our manifesto and understand why we need your participation and supportRead the Manifesto
Government leaders around the world are issuing proclamations declaring May 10 as World Lupus Day and calling for more research on lupus, greater public awareness of lupus symptoms, and support services for those affected by the diseaseRead the Proclamation
A large-scale 16-nation survey reveals that low awareness of lupus results in public misconceptions about the disease. Raising awareness of lupus and improving understanding of the challenges that people living with the disease face is an important goal of the new World Lupus Federation, a coalition of global lupus patients.Read Release
A Twitter poll conducted last year provided insight into the concerns and misconceptions that confront people with lupus every day. The lack of understanding contributes to the stigmatization of people with lupus, often leaving them feeling isolated from family and friends.Read Summary
A welcome step towards raising awareness of this difficult to diagnose, uncommon, often invisible and unpredictable disease.
Through this effort, much needed awareness will come about to give lupus the recognition and understanding it deserves and needs.
World Lupus Day helps create awareness, raise a voice for people with lupus, and equip countries to better serve people with lupus globally.