The World Thyroid Awareness Day is observed every year across the world on May 25 to spread awareness of thyroid health and educating about prevention and treatment of thyroid diseases. The objective of this day seeks to highlight five major goals to: (i) increase awareness of thyroid health, (ii) promote understanding of advances made in treating thyroid diseases, (iii) emphasize prevalence of thyroid diseases, (iv) focus on urgent need for education and prevention programs and (vi) expand awareness of new treatment modalities.
The World Thyroid Awareness Day was officially proclaimed by European Thyroid Association (ETA) and American Thyroid Association (ATA). This day is devoted globally to Thyroid Gland and its numerous and often ‘invisible’ symptoms. It was observed for the first time in 2009 and since then, it is celebrated annually across the globe together with its extension, International Thyroid Awareness Week, which surrounds main Day.