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April 2020

World Health Day

April 7
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World Chagas Disease Day

April 14

The 72nd World Health Assembly today approved the designation of a World Chagas Disease Day which aims, among others, to raise public awareness of this neglected tropical disease (NTD) that affects mainly poor people. Chagas disease, also called American trypanosomiasis, has also been termed as a “silent and silenced disease”, not only because of its slowly progressing clinical course but also because it affects mainly poor people who have no political voice or access to health care. World Chagas Disease…

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International Mother Earth Day 2020

April 22

Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth. International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to…

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World Immunization Week

April 24 @ 12:00 am - April 30 @ 11:59 pm

Celebrated in the last week of April, World Immunization Week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today.

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World Malaria Day

April 25

World Malaria Day, marked each year on 25 April, is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. The estimated number of malaria deaths in 2017, at 435 000, remained virtually unchanged over the previous year. Urgent action is needed to get the global response to malaria back on track – and ownership of the challenge lies in the hands of countries most affected by malaria.

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May 2020

International Labour Day 2020

May 1
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International Day of the Midwife 2020

May 5
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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2020

May 8

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, a time to celebrate the bravery and achievements of our volunteers and staff around the world, whose life-saving and life-changing services ensure that we keep our commitment to humanity every day. One in 65 people in the world is helped by the Red Cross or Red Crescent each year. Often putting their lives at risk, teams deliver aid in line with seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.…

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Florence Nightingale’s 200th Birthday

May 12
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International Nurses Day 2020

May 12

ICN’s theme for International Nurses Day 2020 is Nursing the World to Health, focusing on the true value of nurses to the people of the world

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