World No Tobacco Day
AHO joins other organisations and guests to celebrate World No Tobacco Day.
Every year, on 31 May, WHO marks World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is the single most important cause of globally preventable deaths, it kills one in 10 adults worldwide.
Smoking is one of the main causes of death, it kills 6 million persons annually and is expected to increase to over 8 million annually by 2030, and in addition to that, it is one of the risk factors of many diseases.
World Environment Day
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.Read More
World Blood Donor Day
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.Read More
Africa Sickle Cell Week
Africa Sickle Cell Week is held annually between June 19 - 26, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of blood diseases. The date was officially adopted by the Africa Health Council. AHO has called upon affected countries 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.Read More
World Sickle Cell Day
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.Read More
World Hepatitis Day
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.Read More
World Breastfeeding Week
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.
World’s Indigenous People Day
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.Read More
Africa Health Day
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.Read More
World Humanitarian Day
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.Read More