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 Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning..

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Working Together to Prevent Suicide.

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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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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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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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