World Awareness Day

World Polio Day 2019


Polio-Free World Becoming a Reality Polio cases have reduced by 99% worldwide since 1988, after the start of the polio eradication initiative that was kick started in the same year. Despite these efforts, the world is still not 100% free from polio and hence the need to continue with the eradication initiative worldwide. About [...]

World Polio Day 20192019-10-15T10:31:26+03:00

World Mental Health Day 2019


Overview Worldwide, around 971 million people suffer from mental health disorders with dementia being the fastest growing mental illness, affecting over 50 million people in the world. Mental health as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO), refers to a state of well-being in which every individual realises their potential, is able to cope [...]

World Mental Health Day 20192019-10-05T12:45:42+03:00

World Alzheimer’s Day 2019


Overview Dementia is now the 5th leading cause of death, worldwide. Every 3 seconds someone develops this syndrome which is estimated to be affecting approximately 50 million people, globally. Approximately 60% of people living with dementia are from low or middle-income countries. Dementia is the general term used to refer to a decline in [...]

World Alzheimer’s Day 20192019-09-10T11:34:38+03:00

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2019


Overiew Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth leaving a woman with no or insufficient control over defecation and urination. It affects over 2 million women in developing countries, most of whom are shunned by their communities and have to endure social isolation, depression and [...]

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 20192019-05-13T14:20:17+03:00

World Asthma Day 2019


Overiew Approximately 230 million people are suffering from asthma worldwide. Asthma is also the most common chronic health condition among children. It is therefore important to create awareness about this condition. Through several events, carried out on every 1st Tuesday of May, since 1998, there has been great progress in raising awareness about asthma [...]

World Asthma Day 20192019-05-09T09:46:52+03:00

World Immunization Week 2019


Vaccines Work Did you know that immunisation prevents up to 3 million deaths every year worldwide? 2017 reported the highest number if immunisations ever, with over 115 million children being immunised that year. However, more efforts need to be taken in creating further sensitisation on the importance of immunisation because up to date, nearly [...]

World Immunization Week 20192019-04-25T09:44:28+03:00

World Health Day 2019


Health for All About 69 years ago, the World Health Day was started to highlight important health issues like mental health and maternal health. This day plays a significant role in making people aware of the major health issues being faced globally, and thereby, making steps in determining the way forward for these issues. [...]

World Health Day 20192019-04-06T12:13:12+03:00

World Kidney Day 2019


Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere It is estimated that 850 million people worldwide, have kidney disease. Kidney disease is a global burden with at least 2.4 million people dying each year due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and about 1.7 million others dying from acute kidney injury (AKI). AKI is a leading cause of [...]

World Kidney Day 20192019-02-20T12:58:39+03:00

World Rare Disease Day 2019


Bridging Health and Social Care Over 300 million people globally, are affected by approximately 7,000 rare diseases. Though rare, these diseases should not be seen as less important or irrelevant because millions are suffering from them. Besides, one goal of the Sustainable Development Goals is to ensure no one is left behind - even [...]

World Rare Disease Day 20192019-02-28T12:35:12+03:00

A Day for Hearts


Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day 2019 Congenital anomalies, commonly referred to as Birth Defects, are some of the most common causes of deaths during the neonatal period, causing over 300,000 deaths every year, worldwide, within the first 4 weeks of birth. Heart defects are the most common congenital anomalies claiming thousands of lives every [...]

A Day for Hearts2019-02-14T10:05:32+03:00