Events

World Water Day

Date: 22/03/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Water is essential for life. The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quality is under constant pressure. Preserving the quality of fresh water is important for the drinking-water supply, food production and recreational water use. Water quality can be compromised by the presence of infectious agents, toxic chemicals, and radiological hazards.

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Africa TB Week

Date: 23/03/2021 - 30/03/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with your AHO local office

Africa TB Week, falling on March 23rd – 30th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of Africa, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. AHO joins the international community to commemorate Africa TB Week and World TB Day on 24 March.

Each year we commemorate Africa TB Week to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease. Despite significant progress over the last decades, TB continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide, claiming over 4 500 lives a day. The emergence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) poses a major health security threat and could risk gains made in the fight against TB.

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World TB Day

Date: 24/03/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch's announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch's discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB. AHO joins the international community to commemorate World TB Day.

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Africa Vaccination Month

Date: 01/04/2021 - 30/04/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with your AHO local office

Africa Immunisation Month is commemorated every year across Africa during the month of April, 1-30. Immunisation averts 2-3 million deaths annually. However, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if global immunisation could improve. AHO is proposing immunisation month dedicated to Africa. A proposal will be passed on to the AHO Health Congress the supreme decision-making body of AHO to approve the month.

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World Immunisation Week

Date: 01/04/2021 - 07/04/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Immunisation averts 2-3 million deaths annually. However, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if global immunisation could improve.
In 2014, 115 million infants worldwide received diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine
85%In 2014, about 85% of the world's children received one dose of measles vaccine by their first birthday

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World Health Day

Date: 07/04/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

World Health Day. April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization

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World Malaria Day

Date: 25/04/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

World Malaria Day, marked each year on 25 April, is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Date: 28/04/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers. Employers have a duty to consult with their employees, or their representatives, on health and safety matters.

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World Asthma Day

Date: 02/05/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma in particular and local stakeholders in general to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the patient's lungs, and one of the most common chronic diseases in children, but adults can have asthma, too.

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World Thalassemia Day

Date: 08/05/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Thalassemia belongs to a family of genetic conditions affecting the human blood known as Haemoglobin disorders. It is a genetic disorder affecting the blood cells and characterized by decline, below the natural rate, in both the red blood cells and the level of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is a substance in the red blood cells that carries oxygen, therefore the decline of haemoglobin triggers anaemia

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