World Chagas Disease Day


Overview 14th April 2020 will mark the 1st World Chagas Disease Day commemoration. The disease is a neglected tropical disease which mostly affects people living in poverty. World Chagas Disease Day aims at raising visibility and public awareness about people with the disease and the resources needed for its prevention, control or elimination. Understanding [...]

World Chagas Disease Day2020-05-29T17:56:12+03:00

World Parkinson’s Day 2020


Overview Parkinson’s disease is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately 7 – 10 million people worldwide, have Parkinson’s disease with men having a 1.5 more likelihood to get the disease compared to women. 11th April is World Parkinson’s Day and one of the challenges encountered in helping people with [...]

World Parkinson’s Day 20202020-05-29T18:07:23+03:00

World TB Day 2020


It’s Time to End TB TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer taking the lives of over 4,000 people every day. Nearly 30,000 people get infected with this preventable and curable disease daily. Therefore, more needs to be done to end TB. 2020 Theme World TB Day is commemorated on the 24th of March, [...]

World TB Day 20202020-05-28T17:37:50+03:00

World Kidney Day 2020


From Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care Worldwide, over 850 million people suffer from kidney diseases. The fact that this number is roughly double the number of people who live with diabetes and 20 times more than cancer prevalence worldwide, is alarming and more needs to be done. World Kidney Day is [...]

World Kidney Day 20202020-05-19T18:10:54+03:00

World Cancer Day 2020


I Am and I Will Cancer continues to be a burden not just for those affected but for the entire world due to the rising number of cases and the high cost of treatment. It is estimated that globally, 1 in every 6 deaths is due to cancer. Over 17 million cancer cases were [...]

World Cancer Day 20202020-02-07T16:47:34+03:00

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
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