Events

World Leprosy Day

Date: 27/01/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Leprosy is an infectious disease that causes severe, disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage in the arms, legs, and skin areas around the body. The disease has been around since ancient times, often surrounded by terrifying, negative stigmas and tales of leprosy patients being shunned as outcasts,

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Africa Cancer Week

Date: 01/02/2021 - 08/02/2021
Time: 00:00 - 22:57
Location: Across Africa. Check with your AHO local office

A truly global event taking place every year on 1-7 February, Africa Cancer Week unites the African population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across Africa to take action

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World Cancer Day

Date: 04/02/2021
Time: 08:00 - 17:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.

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International Childhood Cancer Day

Date: 15/02/2021
Time: 08:00 - 17:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Children cancer is different from adult cancer. In most cases, such a difference reflects on the infected part. It affects children of both sexes and all ages. As a result of the advances in treatment, the survival rate among children is higher than before.

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Date: 01/03/2021 - 31/03/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

March is the month of colorectal awareness. It gathers the colon cancer community, including patients, survivors and health care providers to organize events and to raise awareness about colon cancer and screening methods.

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World Birth Defects Day

Date: 03/03/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Birth defects are structural or functional anomalies (for example, metabolic disorders) that occur during intrauterine life and can be identified during pregnancy, at birth, or sometimes may only be detected later. Birth defects may be caused by one or more genetic, infectious, nutritional or environmental factors. Birth defects are important causes of newborn and childhood deaths, chronic illness and disability. An estimated 303 000 newborns die every year, worldwide, due to birth defects. In addition to mortality, birth defects cause long-term disability, which has significant impacts on individuals, families, health-care systems, and societies.

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International Women’s Day

Date: 08/03/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. Exercise is one of the best ways to prevent heart disease and keep your ticker strong. It’s also beneficial for your mental and bone health.

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World Kidney Day

Date: 11/03/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. It is celebrated every 8th of March by organizing many events and campaigns in all parts of the world by community and concerned bodies, with the aim of raising awareness for everyone, the awareness about preventive behaviors, risk factors and about how to live with the kidney disease.

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Salt Awareness Week

Date: 11/03/2021 - 17/03/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Increasing production of more and more processed food, rapid urbanization, and changing lifestyles are transforming dietary patterns. Highly processed foods are increasing in availability and becoming more affordable. People around the world are consuming more energy-dense foods that are high in saturated fats, trans fats, sugars, and salt. Salt is the primary source of sodium and increased consumption of sodium is associated with hypertension and increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

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World Down Syndrome Day

Date: 21/03/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

In December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as the World Down Syndrome Day, with effect from 2012, and invited all member states, relevant organizations of the U N and other international organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, to observe the World Down Syndrome Day in an appropriate manner, in order to raise public awareness of Down syndrome.

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