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World Down Syndrome Day

UN Headquarters 405 E 45th St, New York, NY, United States

Background The estimated incidence of Down syndrome is between 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 1,100 live births worldwide. Each year, approximately 3,000 to 5,000 children are born with this...

World Health Day

7 April is World Health Day It is celebrated annually and each year draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The date of...

World Chagas Disease Day

14 April is World Chagas Disease Chagas disease, also known as "silent or silenced disease", affects mainly poor people without access to health care or people without a political voice....

World Immunization Week

24 to 30 April is World Immunization Week World Immunization Week, celebrated in the last week of April, aims to highlight the collective action needed and to promote the use...

World Malaria Day

25 April is World Malaria Day World Malaria Day is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. It was instituted...

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

A safe and healthy working environment is a fundamental principle and right at work In June 2022, the International Labour Conference (ILC) decided to include “a safe and healthy working...

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

“20 years on – progress but not enough! Act now to end fistula by 2030!” Obstetric fistula is a hole between the birth canal and bladder or rectum, caused by prolonged,...

World No Tobacco Day

31 May is World No Tobacco Day This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to...

World Blood Donor Day

14 June is World Blood Donor Day Every year countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe...