World Awareness Day

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

World Cancer Day 2019


Progress in Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Today Did you know that approximately 17 people die every minute, worldwide, due to cancer? With the help of the World Cancer Day, held every 4th of February, awareness about this disease has increased, enabling people to be better informed on how they can reduce their risks [...]

World Cancer Day 20192019-02-20T10:52:12+03:00

World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2018


Demand Better Pancreatic cancer is the most severe and aggressive cancer worldwide and one of the world deadliest cancers. It is among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths leading to the deaths of over 300,000 people every year. About World Pancreatic Cancer Day World Pancreatic Cancer Day has been around since 2013 to help [...]

World Pancreatic Cancer Day 20182018-10-15T14:54:39+03:00

World Diabetes Day 2018


World Diabetes Day 2018 Did you know that diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world? Over 1.6 million people lose their lives each year, due to diabetes attributed deaths. Diabetes is therefore, a major health issue that should be a concern to every single person because no one is [...]

World Diabetes Day 20182018-10-13T11:54:44+03:00