Each year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Each World AIDS Day focuses on a specific theme, which this year will be Global solidarity, shared responsibility. This year’s theme joins […]
World Toilet Day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. This year the theme remarks the importance of “Sustainable sanitation and climate […]
Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) 20th anniversary will be marked with a series of e-Talks to celebrate global accomplishments and cover key technical, programmatic, advocacy and policy topics, along with discussions on the continued importance of newborn and perinatal health in times of crisis. Every Tuesday and Thursday from Sep 29 – Oct 15, experts and global […]
On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 declaring October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote […]
Established in 2009, World Pneumonia Day is marked every year on November 12th to: Raise awareness about pneumonia, the world’s leading infectious killer of children under the age of 5 Promote interventions to protect against, prevent, and treat pneumonia and highlight proven approaches and solutions in need of additional resources and attention Generate action, including […]
WBW is celebrated every 1-7 August in commemoration of the 1990 Innocenti Declaration. WBW started in 1992, with annual themes including healthcare systems, women and work, the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, community support, ecology, economy, science, education and human rights. Since 2016, WBW is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In […]
World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987. Details.
The day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day (IND) resources and evidence.
Each year since 1992, ICM leads global recognition and celebration of the work of midwives, on the 5th of May. Each year ICM comes up with a campaign theme to motivate its Member Associaiotns, partners and stakeholders to raise awareness about the status of midwives and the essential care they provide to mothers and their […]
World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April (24 to 30 April) – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there […]