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1 December 2017
This year’s World AIDS Day campaign will focus on the right to health. It will explore the challenges people around the world face in exercising their right to health and will provide information about the right to health and what impact it has on people’s lives. It will also aim to increase the...
29 October 2017
World Psoriasis Day is dedicated to people living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. The day aims to raise awareness of this disease and increase knowledge of the effect it has on people’s lives. Psoriasis affects over 125 million people around the world – not just physically, but also socially...
9 October 2017 to 12 October 2017
The Sixty-fourth Session of WHO’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean will open on Monday evening, 9 October 2017, in Islamabad, Pakistan. As WHO’s governing body at the regional level, the Regional Committee comprises representatives of all 22 countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean...
1 October 2017 to 31 October 2017
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. The month is set aside to stimulate and push forward the momentum in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer...
12 September 2017
The European Headache Alliance is planning the European Migraine day of Action, a day that will see the discussion focused on various issues related to migraines with a specific focus on work and how to get more head space at work. An expert will be in place to lead the conversation on how to...
29 September 2017
World Heart Day is part of an international campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. This is the perfect day to quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy – all in the name of keeping your ticker in good working order, and improving the health and well...
21 September 2017
World Alzheimer's day is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.The impact of World Alzheimer's day is growing, but...
This year's road map for the fight against viral hepatitis continues to be led by the World Hepatitis Alliance as it aims to build on the momentum to meet the goal of eliminating hepatitis following the adoption of WHO’s global hepatitis elimination strategy in 2016 .
28 July 2017
World Hepatitis Day is a community-led initiative, which was globally launched in 2008. Thanks to extensive advocacy work by the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) and its patient group members the day gained official recognition in 2010. The World Health Assembly adopted a resolution, which made World...
19 June 2017
World Sickle Cell Awareness Day has been held annually, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the struggles sufferers and their families go through. The date was chosen to commemorate the day on which a resolution was officially adopted by...

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