Events

World Environment Day

Date: 05/06/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Rapid climate change poses direct and unprecedented challenges to human health on a global scale. These include the burden of disease from environmental risks—expected to rise steadily over the coming years—and direct and indirect effects on human health due to disruptions and shifts in services provided by ecosystems.

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World Blood Donor Day

Date: 14/06/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety, and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.

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World Sickle Cell Day

Date: 19/06/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is held annually on June 19, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of blood diseases. The date was officially adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The World Health Assembly has called upon affected countries and the Secretariat of WHO to strengthen their response to these conditions. In addition, a resolution was adopted on taking health measures about the prevention and management of genetic diseases for future generations, including sickle cell disease.

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World Hepatitis Day

Date: 28/07/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00

28 July has been designated a global day of action to raise awareness about all types of hepatitis (A, B, C, D and E) and diseases caused by it. AHO also seeks to enhance people’s understanding of hepatitis, as it may bring serious consequences – may Allah forbid – such as fibrosis or liver cancer, turning it into a global health burden.

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World Breastfeeding Week

Date: 01/08/2020 - 07/08/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
Breastfeeding is the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need. AHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond.

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World’s Indigenous People Day

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

Rural, indigenous communities with high rates of poverty and stunting coexisting alongside high rates of obesity, particularly among women. Additionally, high rates of hypertension and dyslipidemia were found, but a low rate of diabetes mellitus. Knowledge of NCDs and their risk factors is low, suggesting that educational and literacy rates are low.

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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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