Upcoming Health Observances

We all need reminders from time to time to look after ourselves a bit more, and these observances focus on just that.

World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day is a worldwide awareness call for women who face health issues when approaching, during and beyond the menopause.

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World Diabetes Day 

World Diabetes Day 

Current projections show 700 million adults will be living with diabetes by 2045.

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World COPD Day

World COPD Day

COPD is a Group of Lung Conditions Including Bronchitis and Emphysema.

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International Mens Day

International Mens Day

Objectives of International Men's Day include a focus on mens and boys health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.

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World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day

On World Toilet, play your part in ensuring no one is left behind without sanitation.

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Flossing Day

Flossing Day

Flossing is an important part of dental hygiene, so use this day to clear out any lingering bits from your Thanksgiving meal.

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National Meth Awareness Day

National Meth Awareness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Meth Awareness Day

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Food Service Safety Month

Food Service Safety Month

You can't judge a book by its cover, but it's important that you can judge food by its label.

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

World Aids Day is observed to let everyone know about the harms caused by AIDS and how to prevent the spread of the disease.

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International Universal Health Coverage Day

International Universal Health Coverage Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Universal Health Coverage Day

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Dry January

Dry January

In January we are encouraged to give up alcohol and go vegan. Both probably sponsored by the February Marketing Board.

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Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, let’s end stigma and make Canada a safer place for people living with dementia.

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Veganuary

Veganuary

Find out the dates and background to Veganuary

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Festival of Sleep

Festival of Sleep

A day to highlight the importance of a good night's sleep to our health and well being.

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National Children's Dental Health Month

National Children's Dental Health Month

Highlights the importance of promoting a healthy dental lifestyle at an early age.

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American Heart Month

American Heart Month

Find out the dates and background to American Heart Month

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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 

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International Epilepsy Day

International Epilepsy Day

Over 65 million people around the world live with epilepsy.

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Self-injury Awareness Day

Self-injury Awareness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Self-injury Awareness Day

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month takes place in March each year to highlight the importance of healthy eating.

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National Day of Unplugging

National Day of Unplugging

Being on our electronic devices too much can be bad for our health. This day is to encourage to take some digital downtime.

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National Multiple Personality Day

National Multiple Personality Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Multiple Personality Day

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No Smoking Day

No Smoking Day

This health awareness day in the UK has been observed since 1984 and takes place on the second Wednesday in March.

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National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

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National Kick Butts Day

National Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts Day involves more than 1,000 events in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world.

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World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Bipolar Day

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National Walking Day

National Walking Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Walking Day

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World Health Day

World Health Day

This day marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Healthcare Decisions Day

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World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Malaria Day

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Almost 3 million workers die each year from occupational accidents and work related diseases.

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National Melanoma Monday

National Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday encourages early detection through screening. It is observed in May, which is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

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World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day

Organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

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National Women’s Checkup Day

National Women’s Checkup Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Women’s Checkup Day

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National Day for Helping the Disabled

National Day for Helping the Disabled

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Day for Helping the Disabled

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National Smile Month

National Smile Month

National Smile Month is a charity campaign all about championing the benefits of having good oral health and promoting the value of a healthy smile.

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National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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World Schizophrenia Day

World Schizophrenia Day

An opportunity to learn more about the illness and challenge the stigma around mental ill health.

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Senior Health & Fitness Day

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National Heat Awareness Day

National Heat Awareness Day

FEvery year, there are dozens of preventable worker deaths and thousands more workers become ill from extreme heat or humid conditions.

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World Digestive Health Day

World Digestive Health Day

Each year focuses upon a particular digestive disease and/or disorder in order to increase general public awareness of prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment of the disease and/or disorder.

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National Save Your Hearing Day

National Save Your Hearing Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Save Your Hearing Day

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