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 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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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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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 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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World No-Tobacco Day

World No-Tobacco Day

The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative is committed to raising awareness of the threat posed by the global tobacco epidemic and of the steps that can be taken to reduce tobacco use and save lives.

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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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ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness Month is a campaign to spread awareness of and raise funds for research for a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

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World Clubfoot Day

World Clubfoot Day

In 2017, the Global Clubfoot Initiative has launched a bold strategy with a vision of a world where every child born with clubfoot can walk and run free from disability.

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World Pest Day

World Pest Day

Pests can have a devastating effect on human populations by destroying food sources.

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National Gardening Exercise Day

National Gardening Exercise Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Gardening Exercise Day

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International Albinism Awareness Day 

International Albinism Awareness Day 

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

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World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day is observed to raise awareness for the need of blood, blood products, and the need for safe blood.

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International Day of the African Child

International Day of the African Child

An awareness day for the situation of children in African, and on the need for continuing improvement in education.

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National Eat Your Vegetables Day

National Eat Your Vegetables Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Eat Your Vegetables Day

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National Eat Your Beans Day

National Eat Your Beans Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Eat Your Beans Day

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World Zoonoses Day

World Zoonoses Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Zoonoses Day.

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is observed annually on July 28th to generate an opportunity to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis.

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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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