Posted on April 21, 2020
CIPO is proud to celebrate World PI Week! This year, the World PI Week campaign celebrates its 10th anniversary. Ten years of collaboration and awareness-raising across the globe. For the first time ever, World PI Week will run for ten weeks, from 22nd April to 1st July. Ten weeks of campaigning and advocacy to put primary immunodeficiency on the spotlight.
There are over 400 different types of primary immunodeficiencies, affecting over 6 million people worldwide. Primary immunodeficiencies occur when a person’s immune system is absent or does not function properly, which leaves individuals more prone than other people to infections and predispose them to auto-immunity, allergy, malignancy, or auto-inflammation. In the current COVID-19 situation, raising awareness of these genetic, hereditary defects of the immune system takes on an even greater significance.
World PI Week 2020 is an opportunity to join a global movement outlining successes and expectations for the future of primary immunodeficiency diagnosis, research, care and quality of life, in support of patients and their families around the world.
Drawing on a 10-year history and a dynamic network, the World PI Week 2020 builds momentum for another decade of progress in primary immunodeficiency.
Read the complete press release World-PI-Week-Press-Release-2020