Health Calendar 2017

JANUARY

Sunsmart Cancer Awareness Month 

4

World Braille Day

19

World Leprosy Day

FEBRUARY

Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month

Environmental Health Awareness Month

Reproductive Health Awareness Month

4

World Cancer Day

8-14

Pregnancy Awareness Week

10-16

STI's/ Condom Week

13

International Epilepsy Day

19

Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day

MARCH

TB Awareness Month

3

World Hearing Day

4-8

School Health Week

8

International Women's Day

9

World Kidney Day

12-18

World Glaucoma Week

16-22

World Salt Awareness Week

20

World Head Injury Awareness Day

21

Human Rights Day

21

World Down Syndrome Day

24

World TB Day

APRIL

Health Awareness Month

2

World Autism Awareness Day

7

World Health Day

17

World Haemophilia Day

24

World Meningitis Day

24-30

African Vaccination Week/ World Immunization Week

25

World Malaria Day

28

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

MAY

Anti-tobacco Campaign Month

International Multiple Sclerosis Month

Burns Awareness Month

Go Turquoise for the Elderly (15 May to 15 June)

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

1-8

Hospice Week

World Asthma Day

5

World Hand Hygine Day

6-12

Burns Awareness Week

8

World Red Cross Day

10

World Move for Health Day

12

International Nurses' Day

12

World Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Day

15 May to 15 June

Go Turquoise for the Elderly Month

17

International Candlelight Memorial Day

17

World Hypertension Day

18

World AIDs Vaccine Day

21

International AIDs Candlelight Memorial

27 May to 
2 June

National Child Protection Week

28

International Day of Action for Women's Health

31

World No Tobacco Day

JUNE

Men’s Health Month 

World Blood Donor Month

National Youth National Month

Myasthenia Gravis Month

1

International Children’s Day

3-9

World Heart Rhythm Week

4

International Cancer Survivors Day

4

International Day of Innocent Children – Victims of Aggression

5

World Environment Day

8

World Brain Tumor Day

13

International Albinism Awareness Day

14

World Blood Donor Day

15

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

16

Youth Day

19

World Sickle Cell Day

21-27

National Epilepsy Week

21

National Epilepsy Day

24-28

SANCA Drug Awareness Week

26

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking

JULY

Mental Illness Awareness Month

International Group B Strep Awareness Month

1-5

Corporate Wellness Week

11

World Population Day

18

International Mandela Day

28

World Hepatitis Day

AUGUST

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October)

National Women's Month

Organ Donor Month

Children's Health Month

1-7

National Breastfeeding Week

1-7

CANSA Care Week

6-12

Polio Awareness Week

9

National Women’s Day

26-31

African Traditional Medicine Week

31

African Traditional Medicine Day

SEPTEMBER

World Alzheimer's Month

Albinism Awareness Month

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October)

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Eye Care Awareness Month (21 September to 18 October)

Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

National Heart Awareness Month

National Month of Deaf People

National Oral Health Month

Pharmacy Month

2-6

Kidney Awareness Week

2-6

Back Week

3-9

Headache & Migraine Awareness Week

5-11

Pharmacy Week

9

International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day

10

International Gynaecological Health Day

14

National Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Day (ADHD)

19-25

World Retina Week

21

National Oral Health Day

21

World Alzheimer’s Day 

21

Commencement of Eye Care Awareness Month

26

World Retina Day

26

World Environmental Health Day

26

World Contraception Day

28

World Rabies Day

29

World Heart Day

OCTOBER

ADHD Awareness Month

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Eye Care Awareness Month (21 September to 18 October)

Mental Health Awareness Month

1

International Day for Older Persons

1

National Inherited Disorders Day

5

International Walk to School Day

9-15

National Nutrition Week

9

Partnership against HIV/ AIDS Anniversary

9-15

 National Nutrition Week

10

World Mental Health Day

11-17

Case Manager Week

12-20

World Bone & Joint Week

12

World Arthritis Day 

12-20

World Bone and Joint Week

13-19

National Antibiotic Awareness Week

13

International Day for Disaster Reduction

13

 World Sight Day

14

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

15

National Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day

15

Global Hand Washing Day

15-19

National Obesity Week

16

World Food Day

16

World Spine Day

17

World Trauma Day

17

International Day for Eradication of Poverty

19

World Pediatric Bone & Joint Day

20

National Down Syndrome Day

20-26

International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

20

World Osteoporosis Day

22

International Stuttering Awareness Day

23

National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day

24

World Polio Day

28 October - 3 November World Stroke Week

29

World Stroke Day

29

World Psoriasis Day

30

African Food and Nutrition Security Day

NOVEMBER

Quality Month

CANSA Men's Awareness Month

Red Ribbon Month

National Disability Awareness Month (3 November to 3 December)

National Responsible Gambling Month

2

National Children's Day

2-6

SADC Malaria Week

3 November - 3 December

National Disability Rights Awareness Month

4-10

National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Week

6

SADC Malaria Day

9

World Quality Day

12

World Sight Day

12

World Pneumonia Day

14

World Diabetes Day

14-20

National Antibiotic Awareness Week

15

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

17

World Prematurity Day

19

International Survivors of Suicide Day

19

World Toilet Day

25

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children

25 November - 10 December

16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children

DECEMBER

Prevention of Injuries Month

Sunsmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month (1 December to 31 January)

1

World AIDS Day

3

International Day of Persons wiht Disability

5

International Volunteers Day

9

World Patient Safety Day

12 Universal Health Coverage Day
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