Events

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Date: 18/11/2021 - 24/11/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi.

Antimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarials, and anthelmintics). Microorganisms that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as “superbugs”.

As a result, the medicines become ineffective and infections persist in the body, increasing the risk of spread to others.

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International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

Date: 25/11/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." (United Nations. Declaration on the elimination of violence against women. New York : UN, 1993.)

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World AIDS Day

Date: 01/12/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

World AIDS Day, designated on December 1 every year since 1988, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

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Africa AIDS Week

Date: 01/12/2021 - 07/12/2021
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with your AHO local office

Africa AIDS Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease in Africa. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around Africa observe the week, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Date: 03/12/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations

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Africa Universal Health Week

Date: 12/12/2021 - 19/12/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

UHC means that all individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

UHC enables everyone to access the services that address the most significant causes of disease and death, and ensures that the quality of those services is good enough to improve the health of the people who receive them.

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Universal Health Day

Date: 12/12/2021
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with our national offices

UHC means that all individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

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