World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday …

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Eye Injury Prevention Month

Eye Injury Prevention Month is observed in October and sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Nearly 2.5 million people suffer eye injuries each year in the United States, and nearly one million people have lost some degree of vision as a result. Most could have been prevented with protective eyewear. Eye Injury Prevention Month and the …

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Back Care Awareness Week

  With the global pandemic in mind, the past two years have been extremely difficult for all, and as a result BackCare Awareness Week 2021 (4th to 8th October) will be paying particular attention to: Working from Home Studying at Home Spending more time at Home We have not forgotten those who are still working …

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UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2021

  A week dedicated to raising awareness of malnutrition (and dehydration) among the public, health and social care professionals, policy makers, public sector representatives, local and national government, third sector and voluntary sector organisations. UKMAW is run by BAPEN and the Malnutrition Task Force.

World Sight Day

World Sight Day is on Thursday 14 October 2021 Our theme for this year is: #LoveYourEyes

World Hand Hygiene Day

Clean care for all – it's in your hands Each year the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally. WHO calls on everyone to be inspired by the global …

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International Stress Awareness Week 1-5 November 2021

International Stress Awareness Week was created in 2018 to raise awareness about stress prevention, and this year marks 23 years since the establishment of Stress Awareness Day, the highlight of the Week, in 1998. International Stress Awareness Week has developed as a major annual event focusing on stress management and campaigning against the stigma associated with …

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Road Safety Week 2021

Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event. Every year, millions of people around the UK get involved to take action for safer roads. Road Safety Week inspires thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and shout out for our right to make safe and healthy journeys every …

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