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World Food Safety Day 2020

World Food Safety Day 2020

“Food safety, everyone’s business” World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is celebrated on 7 June 2020 to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage food-borne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. During this time of the global pandemic, remember the World Health […]

World Environment Day 2020

World Environment Day 2020

World Environment Day is the United Nations Day to encourage awareness on preserving and protecting our environment. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Biodiversity”. There are approximately one million species facing possible extinction, and it is a critical time, more than ever to focus on biodiversity and ensure our children live in an enriched environment. Globally, we need to […]

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions. It can […]

International Day of Action for Women’s Health

International Day of Action for Women’s Health

May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, which for over 30 years, women’s* rights advocates and allies in the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) movement worldwide have commemorated in diverse ways. Year after year, women, girls, advocates and allies have continued to take action and stand up for sexual […]

International Thalassaemia Day 2020

International Thalassaemia Day 2020

International Thalassaemia Day 2020 is commemorated on May 8th of every year and is a blood disorder that is passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form or inadequate amount of haemoglobin (the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen). The disorder results in large numbers of red blood […]

WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2020

WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2020

Do you know your NUMBERS? With the stressors we face amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on blood pressure levels, especially for those who are hypertensive can be threatening. The World Hypertension League (WHL), annually promotes World Hypertension Day (WHD) which is celebrated on May 17th May and the theme for the past five years […]

INTERNATIONAL NURSES WEEK 2020

INTERNATIONAL NURSES WEEK 2020

INTERNATIONAL NURSES WEEK 2020 – BY MIRZA ALI Join us in celebrating International Nurses Week 2020 “A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health” – a special week dedicated to honour and appreciate the contributions of nurses and nursing to our world.  International Nurses Week 2020 is extra special as the whole year […]

Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week

Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week

Caribbean Mosquito Week is observed from 06th to 10th May 2020. This observance aims  to raise awareness about the relationship between mosquitoes, the environment and the diseases they transmit, specifically Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya Yellow Fever and Malaria. In this fight to decrease the mosquito breeding sites in our homes and communities we encourage keeping your […]