World Health Days

World Health Day: Beat Diabetes, Thursday April 7, 2016

World Health Day: Beat Diabetes, Thursday April 7, 2016

World Health Day is a globally recognized awareness day organized by the World Health Organization, (WHO) the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.  This year, the World Health Day 2016 campaign focuses on Diabetes.  The main goals are to increase awareness about the rise in diabetes, and the steps that can be taken to prevent, diagnose, treat and care for people with diabetes.

Diabetes Facts

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Diabetes Risks

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Six Ways to help Reduce Diabetes Risk

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World Tuberculosis Day: March 24, 2016

World Tuberculosis Day: March 24, 2016

World Tuburculosis (TB) Day is a globally recognized awareness day organized by the World Health Organization, the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.  The goal is to raise awareness about the burden of TB worldwide and the status of TB prevention and control efforts.

TB Facts

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TB Risks

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TB Treatment

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World Glaucoma Week: March 6th through 12th

World Glaucoma Week: March 6th through 12th 

World Glaucoma Week is a joint initiative between the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the World Glaucoma Patient Association (WGPA). The WGA is an independent, impartial, ethical, global organization for glaucoma science and care. WGPA exists to better the lives of glaucoma patients by encouraging the establishment of and cooperation among Glaucoma Patient Organizations worldwide. Learn more about the risks and facts of Glaucoma as well as five home tips to help make living with poor eyesight easier and safer.

Glaucoma Statistics

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Glaucoma Risk Factors

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Five Tips

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World Cancer Day: Thursday, February 4, 2016

World Cancer Day: Thursday,  February 4, 2016

World Cancer Day is a globally recognized awareness day organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a leading international non-governmental organization that unites the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. Check out these infographics to learn some statistics, risk factors and ways you can support loved ones living with cancer.

Cancer Statistics

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Cancer Risk Factors

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Ways to Support Loved Ones Living with Cancer

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World Diabetes Day: November 14, 2015

World Diabetes Day: November 14, 2015

World Diabetes Day (WDD), the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign, is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) -- an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in 170 countries and territories that represents the interests of people with diabetes and those at risk. The mission of the IDF is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. Check out these infographics to learn some facts, risk factors and 6 ways to help reduce type 2 diabetes risk.

Diabetes Facts & Stats

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors

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Six Ways to Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Risk

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World Sight Day: October 8, 2015

World Sight Day: October 8, 2015

World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. This campaign is coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), an alliance of community organizations and corporate and professional bodies that promote eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships. This year’s call to action is “Eye care for all”. Read our infographics to learn more about the facts, causes, and how to help keep your eyes healthy.

Main Causes of Blindness Infographic

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Vision Loss & Blindness: A Global View

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Seven Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

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World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10, 2015

World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10, 2015

According to the World Health Organization, about one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds each year worldwide. The WHO just completed its first global report on suicide prevention ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day September 10th. The data shows although suicide happens in low and middle income countries 75% more often, it affects people of all ages. In wealthier countries, more men die by suicide, in lower income countries, more young adults and elderly women commit suicide. The reasons are many, but the WHO wants this day to be a call to action to raise awareness. Here are five ways you can help along with some red flags.   

 Suicide prevention factsFive ways to prevent suicide

 Suicide prevention risk factors

World Hepatitis Day: July 28, 2015

World Hepatitis Day: July 28, 2015

It's most often caused by a viral infection, but if left untreated, it can lead to death. That's why The World Health Organization designated July 28th, 2015 as World Hepatitis Day. According to the WHO, hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. There are five main viruses; A, B, C, D and E. While hepatitis A and E are usually caused by contaminated food or water, the other three strains are usually spread by contact with infected body fluids or unsafe injections. Check out these 5 ways you can prevent hepatitis C, B and D, 6 ways to prevent hepatitis A and E.

Hepatitis Facts

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Hepatitis six ways

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Five Ways to Help Prevent Hepatitis B, C & D

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World Blood Donor Day: June 14, 2015

World Blood Donor Day: June 14, 2015

"Thank you for saving my life." That's the theme of World Blood Donor Day on June 14th.  The goal is to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for people in need.  Check out the five reasons to roll up your sleeves again or for the first time. 

Blood Donor Facts

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Five Reasons to Donate Blood

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Five Tips for Donating Blood

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World No Tobacco Day: May 31, 2015

World No Tobacco Day: May 31, 2015

Tobacco is highly addictive and can ultimately lead to countless health complications. Every year, May 31st marks World No Tobacco Day, a time to focus on the risks associated with tobacco use. This year, the World Health Organization is focusing on the illegal trade of tobacco products. The WHO wants to spread the word about not only how dangerous illegal tobacco products can be to your health, but explain how cheaper prices make them attractive to young people and low-income groups. No doubt kicking the habit is a challenge, but an important one. According to the WHO, six million people die because of tobacco use, many of them from second-hand smoke. Be sure to check out five ways to help quit smoking; if you can't use the tips yourself, share them with family or friends. Also, consider ten health effects of smoking.

World No Tobacco Day Statistics

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World No Tobacco Day Effects Infographic

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World No Tobacco Day Quit Infographic

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World Immunization Week: April 24-30, 2015

World Immunization Week: April 24-30, 2015

Vaccines prevent between 2 and 3 million deaths every year according to the World Health Organization, but not everyone is getting them. That's why the WHO has dedicated the last week of April entirely to immunizations. Despite the fact that immunizations are available for diseases such as polio, measles and even the flu, not everyone is getting them. The WHO says in 2013, nearly 22 million babies didn't receive vaccines, and the reasons include a lack of access to them or incorrect information about their benefits. This year, the WHO is focusing on closing the immunization gap. Take a look at the facts below and find out how to protect your family.


Immunization Facts Infographic

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Immunization Protection Infographic

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Immunization Prevention Infographic

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World Health Day: April 7, 2015

It's a necessary resource for our survival: healthy food and water. But here's a thought that's not very appetizing, if it's contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemicals, the World Health Organization says you can contract anything from diarrhea to cancer. That's why World Health Day, April 7th, is devoted to food safety this year. The WHO says foodborne and waterborne diseases kill an estimated two million people each year. Often times children and the elderly are the most vulnerable. Check out this information to keep you and your loved ones safe.


Food Safety Statistics Infographic

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Food Safety Causes Infographic

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Food Safety Tips Infographic

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World Autism Awareness Day: April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day.  For the past six years, Autism Speaks has spread the word by sharing information globally on April 2nd.  According to the CDC, nearly one in 88 children has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.  Children usually begin to show symptoms sometime between their first and third birthday, but typically aren't diagnosed until they're four years old.  Often times not reaching age appropriate developmental milestones are the first indicator.  Check out this information about Autism and spread the word.


World Autism Awareness Day Statistics Infographic

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World Autism Awareness Day Support Infographic

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World Autism Awareness Day Treatment Infographic

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World TB Day: March 24, 2015

According to the World Health Organization, tuberculosis is treatable and curable.  That's why they've designated March 24th World TB Day. TB mostly affects young adults but people who have a compromised immune system or use tobacco are at a higher risk for getting the disease. According to the WHO, symptoms can include cough, chest pains, weakness, weight loss, fever and night sweats. Check out more information about the causes, statistics and treatment for TB below.

World TB Day Statistics Infographic

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World TB Day Risk Factors Infographic

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World TB Day Treatment Infographic

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World Oral Health Day: March 20, 2015

The need for World Oral Health Day is great. According to the World Dental Federation, 90% of people around the world will suffer from oral disease in their lifetime. But, through education, support and funding, these diseases can be prevented. Join the World Oral Health Day campaign on March 20th to promote the importance of taking care of your oral health.

Oral Health Day Statistics Infographic

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Oral Health Days Risk Factors Infographic

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Oral Health Day Prevention Infographic

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World Cancer Day: February 4, 2015

World Cancer Day is a globally recognized awareness day organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). This campaign is an opportunity to highlight the wide range of actions needed to effectively prevent, treat and control the many forms of cancer.

Cancer Statistics Infographic

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Cancer Risk Factors Infographic

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Cancer Prevention Infographic

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