World Sickle Cell Day is a United Nations recognised day to raise awareness of sickle cell at a national and international level. On 22nd December 2008, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognises sickle cell disease as a public health problem and “one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases.” The resolution calls for members to raise awareness of sickle cell on June 19th of each year at the national and international levels. Despite Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) being recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global health problem, there is not a coordinated approach to tackling the disease at a global level. As SCD continues to be an under-recognised public health issue, urgent action, attention, and awareness among the global community are required to tackle the disease.