Events

Africa Health Day

Date: 14/08/2020
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with your AHO local office

Africa Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 14 August across Africa, under the sponsorship of the Africa Health Organization (AHO). It commemorates the day Graciano Masauso, the Founder of AHO had his kidney transplant on 14 August 1999 in Johannesburg in South Africa, after two years on dialysis in Harare in Zimbabwe. AHO works with other organizations to protect, promote and support health in Africa.

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World Humanitarian Day

Date: 19/08/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

To mark the World Humanitarian Day this year, AHO is launching a campaign focusing on health workers who provide healthcare under challenging circumstances whether it be in a conflict, natural disaster or resource poor settings.

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World First Aid Day

Date: 08/09/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies launched the World First Aid Day in 2000. More than 100 societies of Red Cross and Red Crescent worldwide celebrate this day by organizing events on the second Saturday of September each year. AHO joins the world in celebrating the day to raise public awareness about how first aid can save lives in case of crises. AHO believes that first aid must be accessible to all people and should be an integral part of the development of societies

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Date: 10/09/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Suicide is a serious public health problem worldwide, being one of the leading causes of death in young people between 15 and 34 years and representing a high human and economic cost. Each year almost one million people lose their lives despite it being preventable. Knowing the risk factors, social determinants, epidemiology and prevention are essential when generating policies on this subject.

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World Alzheimer’s Day

Date: 21/09/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

World Alzheimer's Day is held each year to raise awareness about the challenges and hardships faced by Alzheimer's patients and their families. The event calls on exerting intensive efforts to enhance healthcare and to support both patients and their families. According to Alzheimer’s Association, there are an estimated 46 million people worldwide living with dementia. By 2050, more than 13,150,000 people will be afflicted (someone in the world develops dementia every 3 seconds).

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World Rabies Day

Date: 28/09/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

World Rabies Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. 28 September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.

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World Heart Day

Date: 29/09/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

In May 2012, world leaders committed to reducing global mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is accountable for nearly half of all NCD deaths; making it the world’s number one killer. World Heart Day is, therefore, the perfect platform for the CVD community to unite in the fight against CVD and reduce the global disease burden.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Date: 01/10/2020 - 31/10/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

The international Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries each October, to raise awareness about the disease. Breast cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors resulting from abnormal growth of breast cells. It is by far the most common cancer among women of different ages. The breast cancer awareness campaigns and research funding have enhanced the speed of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, survival rates have improved, and death toll has decreased; due to early breast screening and new therapies.

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International Day of Older Persons

Date: 01/10/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

The older persons have various contributions to the community, through their volunteer activities and knowledge transfer to other generation, based on their accumulated experiences in life. The International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the joys and challenges of aging in today’s world. In 2012, the number of people aged 60+ exceeded 600 million. By 2062, their number is expected to be 2 billion.

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World Sight Day

Date: 10/10/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Comprehensive eye care aims to ensure that people have access to eye care services that meet their needs at every stage of life. This includes not only prevention and treatment services, but also vision rehabilitation. Comprehensive eye care also aims to address the full spectrum of eye diseases.

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