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HEALTH AWARENESS DATES – South Africa

JANUARY

Sunsmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month

4 World Braille Day

31 World Leprosy Day

 

FEBRUARY

Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month, Reproductive Health Month, Environmental Health

Awareness Month

4 World Cancer Day

10-16 STI / Condom Week

8-14 Pregnancy Awareness Week

13 World Epilepsy Day

19 Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day

21-28 Mar HPV 1st round

 

MARCH

TB Awareness Month

3 World Hearing Day

4-8 School Health Week

8 International Women’s Day

12-18 World Glaucoma Week

16-22 World Salt Awareness Week

10 World Kidney Day

20 World Head Injury Awareness Day

21 Human Rights Day

21 World Down Syndrome Day

24 World TB day

 

APRIL

Health Awareness Month

2 World Autism Day

7 World Health Day

17 World Haemophilia Day

24-30 Global / African Vaccination Week

25 World Malaria Day

 

MAY

Anti-Tobacco Campaign Month, Burns Awareness Month, International Multiple

Sclerosis Month

1-8 Hospice Week

5 World Hand Hygiene Day

6-12 Burns Awareness Week

8 World Red Cross Day

10 World Move for Health Day

12 World Chronic Fatigue and

Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Day

12 International Nurses Day

15 May-15Jun Go Turquise for the Eldery

17 World Hypertension Day

27 May-2Jun Child Protection Week

28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health

31 World No Tobacco Day

 

JUNE

Men’s Health Month, National Blood Donor Month, National Youth Month, Go Turquoise

for the elderly Month

1 International Children’s Day

2 International Cancer Survivor’s Day

3-9 World Heart Rhythm Week

4 International Day of Innocent Children – Victims of Aggression

5 World Environment Day

14 World Blood Donor Day

15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

21 National Epilepsy Day

21-27 National Epilepsy Week

24-28 SANCA Drug Awareness Week

26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking

JULY

Mental Illness Awareness Month

1-5 Corporate Wellness Week

11 World Population Day

18 International Mandela Day

28 World Hepatitis Day

 

AUGUST

National Women’s Month, Organ Donor Month, Child Health Month, Bone Marrow Stem

Cell Donation and Leukaemia, Awareness Months (spans 15 August to 15 October)

1-7 World Breastfeeding Week

1-7 CANSA Care Week

6-12 Polio Awareness Week

4-10 Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

9 National Women’s Day

12 International Youth Day

22-27Sept HPV 2nd round

26-31 African Traditional Medicine Week

31 African Traditional Medicine Day

 

SEPTEMBER

Albinism Awareness Month, Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia

Awareness Months (spans 15 August to 15 October), Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Eye Care Awareness Month (spans 19 September

to 16 October), Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month, National Heart Awareness Month,

National Month of Deaf People, National Oral Health Month

2-6 Kidney Awareness Week

2-6 Back Week

9 International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day

10 International Gynaecological Health Day

14 National Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Day (ADHD)

15 National Sunflower Day

21 World Alzheimer’s Day

19-25 World Retina Week

23 Commencement of Eye Care Awareness Month

26 World Retina Day

26 World Environmental Health Day

26 World Contraception Day

28 World Rabies Day

29 World Heart Day

 

OCTOBER

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia, Awareness Month(spans 15 August

to 15 October) , Eye Care Awareness Month (spans 23 September to 20 October) Breast

Cancer Awareness Month, Mental Health Awareness Month,World Spina Bifida Month

1 International Day for Older Persons

1 National Inherited Disorder Day

9 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

9-15 National Nutrition Week

10 World Mental Health Day

12 World Sight Day

10 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

11-17 Case Manager Week

12 World Arthritis Day

12-20 World Bone and Joint Week

15 National Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day

15-19 National Obesity Week

16 World Food Day

16 World Spine Day

17 World Trauma Day

17 International Day for the Eradiction of Poverty

20 National Down Syndrome Day

20 World Osteoporosis Day

20-26 International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

23 National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day

24 World Polio Day

25 World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day

28-3Nov World Stroke Week

29 World Stroke Day

30 Commemoration of African Food and Nutrition Security Day

 

NOVEMBER

Quality Month

2 National Children’s Day

4-10 National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Week

2- 6 SADC Malaria Week

9 SADC Malaria Day

9 World Quality Day

14 World Diabetes Day

25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25-10Dec Sixteen Days of Activism on No Violence Against Women and Children

 

DECEMBER

Prevention of Injuries Month, Sunsmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month

1 World AIDS Day

3 International Day of Persons with Disability

5 International Volunteers Day

9 World Patient Safety Day

10 International Human Rights Day

12 Universal Health Coverage Day

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