The World Chagas Disease Day is observed on 14 April.
The WHO approved the designation of Chagas Disease Day on May 24, 2019 at the 72nd World Health Assembly.
This day aims to raise the public awareness and visibility among people about Chagas Disease (also called American trypanosomiasis) and the resources needed for the prevention, control or elimination of the disease.
It is one of 11 official global public health campaigns marked by WHO.
The first World Chagas Disease Day was observed on 14 April 2020.
The day has been named after Carlos Ribeiro Justiniano Chagas, the Brazilian doctor who diagnosed the first case on 14 April 1909.