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.

National Minority Donor Awareness Day

National Minority Donor Awareness Day

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

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Happiness Happens Month

Happiness Happens Month

Find out the dates, history and background to Happiness Happens Month

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Kids Eat Right Month

Kids Eat Right Month

Highlights healthy eating and active lifestyles for every age group from infant to teens.

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World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day

A day observed in the honour of the man who discovered that the deadly disease of Malaria is spread through a mosquito bite.

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Urology Awareness Month

Urology Awareness Month

Organised by The Urology Foundation, this month aims to raise awareness of urological disease as well as raise money to can fund vital research and training into these diseases.

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World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Month is a global opportunity to raise awareness around, educate, encourage support of and demystify dementia.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Working Together to Prevent Suicide.

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International Eat An Apple Day

International Eat An Apple Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Eat An Apple Day

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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

This day brings attention to the growing number of people living long and full lives with HIV and to their health and social needs.

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World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day

2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.

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National Family Health and Fitness Day USA

National Family Health and Fitness Day USA

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Family Health and Fitness Day USA

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World Contraception Day

World Contraception Day

A day to spread the word and raise awareness about contraception and safe sex.

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National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day

Rabies is a vaccine-preventable viral disease which occurs in more than 150 countries and territories.

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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

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World Heart Day

World Heart Day ❤

This isn't a romantic day, it's about raising awareness of Cardiovascular Disease, one of the world's leading causes of death.

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National Dental Hygiene Month

National Dental Hygiene Month

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

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, people all over the world show their support for people affected by breast cancer.

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National Child Health Day

National Child Health Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Child Health Day

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National Plus Size Appreciation Day

National Plus Size Appreciation Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Plus Size Appreciation Day

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on October 10th every year.

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National Mammography Day

National Mammography Day

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

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Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, washing your hands was an important part of staying healthy.

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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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BRA Day USA

BRA Day USA

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

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International Stuttering Awareness Day

International Stuttering Awareness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Stuttering Awareness Day

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National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day on the first Wednesday in November aims to identify and reduce the stress factors in your life.

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World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day

A day to promote interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia; and generate action to combat pneumonia.

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World Diabetes Day 

World Diabetes Day 

Current projectionsshow 700 million adults will be livingwith diabetes by 2045.

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World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day on November 17 raises awareness of this serious health crisis.

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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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National UTI Awareness Day

National UTI Awareness Day

Find out the history and background to National UTI Awareness Day.

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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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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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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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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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