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Genetic Diseases and World Health Day

Genetic Diseases and World Health Day

Nurses and midwives are celebrated on April 7th to remind the world of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Among them, genetic nurses care for individuals that are suffering from or may be at risk of developing a genetic disorder or disease.

What does World Health Day celebrate?

Every year on 7 April, the world celebrates the Health Day to raise awareness regarding the huge contribution that nurses and midwives give to healthcare.

Back in 1948, during the First World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization decided to establish 7 April as the international day of health in order for every organization to support the extreme importance of global health. Various governments and nongovernmental organizations with interests in public health support this project and organize activities and media campaigns to highlight their interest. 

The importance of genetics nurses

Studies have shown that many of today’s diseases may be inherited via genetics and are often referred to as genetic diseases or hereditary diseases.

When it comes to helping people in need, nurses are at the forefront.
A genetics nurse is a nursing professional that specializes in the field of genetics and who cares for individuals that are suffering from or may be at risk of developing a genetic disorder or disease. Not only concrete and physical help, some genetics nurses might also specialize in research that involves study of old and new possible risk factors of developing a particular genetic disease. 

What does a genetic nurse do?

Genetics nurses work with individuals that are at risk of developing or already suffering from genetic disorders and diseases. They perform genetics screenings and treat symptoms to help individuals and their loved ones deal with these diseases.
Extremely important is their role in prenatal genetics. Fetal screenings for genetic disorders and birth defects are a main task, in order to advise parents on how to educate them on their disorders and inform them of the different treatment options available as well as how to live with their disorders.

Dante Labs for World Health Day

Dante Labs decided to be involved in raising awareness of World Health Day to thank every single nurse for their work and their importance for healthcare.

Our customer care service will be available to answer your questions and will help you understand the importance of genetic tests.

Being involved in raising awareness is extremely important because we can all make a difference!


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