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National Girl Child Day

National Girl Child Day

24th January

On this day, the Women and Child Development Ministry take up multi-pronged approach for addressing as well as working towards the trend of diminishing child sex ratio in India. The initiatives like these ensure that girl child is born as well as nurtured in a way that it gives them equal opportunities as well as rights like those to the boys.

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World Leprosy Eradication Day

World Leprosy Eradication Day

30th January

World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on 30th January or the Sunday closest to that date. The main purpose of this festival is to increase public awareness of Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. This particular day was actually chosen to commemorate the death of Indian leader, Gandhi, who understood the importance of this disease.

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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

4th February

World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.

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Sexual & Reproductive Health Awareness Day

Sexual & Reproductive Health Awareness Day

12th February

Sexual and Reproductive Health Day, held annually on February 12, is an opportunity to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues and to educate yourself and others on how to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

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World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day

2nd Thursday in March

World Kidney Day (WKD) is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.World Kidney Day is observed annually on the 2nd Thursday in March.

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

20th March

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated every year on 20 March. It is an international day to highlight and celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and reflects the major contribution oral health makes to our lives. It should remind us of the importance of oral health.

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World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

21st March

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on March 21. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

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World TB Day

World TB Day

24th March

World Tuberculosis Day (World T.B. Day), falling on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis and efforts to eliminate the disease. Today tuberculosis causes the deaths of about 1.7 million people each year, mostly in the Third World.

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World Epilepsy Day

World Epilepsy Day

26th March

World Epilepsy Day is internationally celebrated on 26th of March in order to aware the people about this neurological disease and for health care professional so that they can focus on it. This disease mostly occurs in developing countries and around 50 million people worldwide are suffering from this disease.

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World Autism Day

World Autism Day

2nd April

World Autism Awareness Day aims to increase people's awareness about people, especially children, with autism. The day often features educational events for teachers, health care workers and parents, as well as exhibitions showcasing work created by children with autism.

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World Health Day

World Health Day

7th April,2014

World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.

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World Parkinson's Day

World Parkinson's Day

11th April

World Parkinson's Day is held on the 11 April of every year, the day is used to promote awareness of Parkinson's Disease and to advocate support for various causes that assist Parkinson's Patients. World Parkinson’s DayParkinson’s disease was first described by English physician Dr. James Parkinson in hiswork entitled An Essay on the Shaking Palsy (1817).

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National Safe Motherhood Day

National Safe Motherhood Day

11th April

The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA) is a nonpartisan, non-profit and non-governmental membership organization that aims to decrease maternal and newborn death globally.

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World Haemophilia Day

World Haemophilia Day

17th April

In 2014, World Hemophilia Day will focus on encouraging the global bleeding disorders community to Speak out. Create change. This year we are making a particular effort to reach out to young members of the community so as to promote their participation and to develop strong leadership.

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World Liver Day

World Liver Day

19th April

Creating awareness in family physicians and consultants for recognizing, managing and referring patients of liver diseases to the liver centre at the right time.

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World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

25th April

World Malaria Day (WMD) is commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria.

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World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week

Last Week of April

World Immunization Week is a global public health campaign to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world. It takes place each year during last week of April.

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World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day

1st Tuesday of May

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May. The theme of 2012's event was "You Can Control Your Asthma".

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World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day

8th May

The tradition of celebration of the World Red Cross Day on May 8th, was this year observed by paying tribute to the volunteers for their unprecedented contribution to the people in need.

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World Thalassaemia day

World Thalassaemia day

8th May

For the global thalassaemia family, the 8th of May constitutes a very special day as it is dedicated to both commemorate the thalassaemia patients who are no longer with us but are always close in our heart and to celebrate all those patients who are alive and fighting everyday for their right to a better quality of life.

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World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

12th May

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the common name for a group of significantly debilitating medical conditions characterized by persistent fatigue and other specific symptoms that lasts for a minimum of six months in adults (and 3 months in children or adolescents).

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International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day

12th May

May 15 is celebrated as the International Day of the Family. This day highlights the importance of families. This was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1992. It aims at fostering equality, bringing about a fuller sharing of domestic responsibilities and employment opportunities.

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International Day of Families

International Day of Families

15th May

May 15 is celebrated as the International Day of the Family. This day highlights the importance of families. This was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1992. It aims at fostering equality, bringing about a fuller sharing of domestic responsibilities and employment opportunities.

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International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

15th May

Kangaroo care is a technique practiced on newborn, usually preterm, infants wherein the infant is held, skin-to-skin, with an adult. Kangaroo care for pre-term infants may be restricted to a few hours per day, but if they are medically stable that time may be extended.

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International Women’s Health Day

International Women’s Health Day

28th May

In 1987, during a reunion of members of Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), 28 May was declared as International Day of Action for Women's Health. In 1999, it was officially recognised by the government of South Africa.The International Women’s Health Day is a day to call for action towards the improvisation of women's health.

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World Anti-Tobacco Day

World Anti-Tobacco Day

31st May

World Anti Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe. The day is further intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to 5.4 million deaths worldwide annually.

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World Brain Tumor Day

World Brain Tumor Day

8th June

June 8th is celebrated as world Brain tumor day. This day was initiated by German Brain tumor Association in the year 2000 with the aim to spread awareness about this lethal disease.

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World Blood Donation Day

World Blood Donation Day

14th June

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their voluntary life-saving gifts of blood.

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World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day

19th June

June 19th of every year was set to be the World Sickle Cell Awareness Day to increase awareness of this disease as being one of the most common health related problems.

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Anti Malaria Month

Anti Malaria Month

1st to 30th June

Malaria is a disease which is transmitted to humans by the female Anopheles mosquito. (There are 430 known species of Anopheles mosquitoes - only 30-50 of those are responsible for malaria.) Unlike many of the illnesses affecting travelers, Malaria is caused by a parasite (Plasmodium) rather than a virus or strain of bacteria. It is preventable.

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Doctors Day

Doctors Day

1st July

Doctors in India is celebrating Doctors Day annually on every 1 July to honour Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy..From dentists to neurosurgeons, homeopaths to heart specialists, physicians to paediatricians, Doctor's Day is the time to pay tribute to the entire medical profession.

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World Population Day

World Population Day

11th July

World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1999 approximately the date on which the world's population reached five billion people.

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

28th July

World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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ORS Day

ORS Day

29th July

July 29 declared as ORS Day by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, is part of a major effort, aimed at reducing childhood diarrhea deaths.

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World Breast Feeding Week

World Breast Feeding Week

1st August to 8th August

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding.

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Eye Donation Fortnight

Eye Donation Fortnight

25th August to 8th September

National Eye Donation Fortnight would be celebrated from Monday (25th of August) to the Monday (8th of September).

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National Nutrition Week

National Nutrition Week

1st to 7th September

Nutrition (also called nourishment or aliment) is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.

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World Alzheimer's Day

World Alzheimer's Day

21st September

World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia.

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World Heart Day

World Heart Day

29th September

World Heart Day is globally held on the last Sunday of September each year to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, which are the biggest cause of death worldwide. The event also aims to promote preventative measures that reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

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National Mental Health Day

National Mental Health Day

10th October

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.

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World Sight Day

World Sight Day

2nd Thursday of October

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

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World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day

12th October

World Arthritis Day is an ideal focus for organisations to raise awareness of issues affecting people with RMDs and for individuals to support campaigns.

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World Obesity Awareness Week

World Obesity Awareness Week

15th to 19th October

World Obesity Awareness Week is celebrated from October 15th to 19th annually.

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World Anesthesia Day

World Anesthesia Day

16th October

World Anesthesia Day commemorates the first successful demonstration of ether anesthesia on October 16, 1846. This ranks as one of the most significant events in the history of Medicine and took place at the Massachusetts General Hospital, home of the Harvard School of Medicine.

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World Trauma Day

World Trauma Day

17th October

17 October every year is World Trauma Day.

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World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day

20th October

World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on 20 October, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

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World Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day

World Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day

23rd October

World Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day held on 23rd october.

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World Polio Day

World Polio Day

24th October

World Polio Day held on 24 October, is an ideal time to raise public awareness of the ravages of polio and garner support for eradication efforts.

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World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day

29th October

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.

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World Immunization Day

World Immunization Day

10th November

World immunization day is being observed every year on 10th November to create awareness regarding immunization.

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World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day

12th November

World Pneumonia Day provides an annual forum for the world to stand together and demand action in the fight against pneumonia.

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Diabetes Day

Diabetes Day

14th November

World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes mellitus world and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community.

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World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

17th November

World Prematurity Day is observed on 17 November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.

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World COPD Day

World COPD Day

19th November

World COPD Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to improve awareness and care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) around the world.

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Newborn Care Week

Newborn Care Week

15th to 21th November

New Born Care Week is observed from 15-21 November every year.

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Anti AIDS Day

Anti AIDS Day

1st December

World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Government and health officials observe the day, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3rd December

International Day of People with Disability (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

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World Patients Safety Day

World Patients Safety Day

9th December

December 9th, every year, marks the World Alliance for Patient Safety Day.

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