Dr. Namitha Kumar's Profile
MA - English, PhD (Psychology)
Her deepest passion is working on human experience of disability. She holds a PhD in Psychology. She is also interested in experiences of chronic and genetic illnesses.
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Monogenic hereditary disorders are largely responsible for child mortality and morbidity. However, intrauterine genetic editing could correct the genetic defect and thereby cure the disease in the fetus.
World Sickle Cell Day falls on 19 June each year. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disorder in the world. World Sickle Cell Day was earmarkedby the United Nations officially in 2008.
World Thalassemia Day is marked on 8th May each year as a sign of solidarity with the many thalassemia patients and families across the world.
Dystonia Awareness Week is marked from 5th to 13th May each year.
Women's Eye Health and Safety Month is observed in April. It is a well-known fact that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and this month creates awareness about eye health.