World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is meant to spread global awareness of Down Syndrome which is caused by triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome. Down syndrome is a rare chromosomal mutation that has has a significant impact on the affected person as well as the people around them. Being a genetic disorder, Down syndrome is observed in populations regardless of racial, gender and socio-economic lines.

Bentham Open supports on going research to counter Down Syndrome.