International Health Days

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Let's put an end to polio

Polio is a highly contagious disease caused by the polio virus. Although very rare, the virus can attack the parts of the brain that help you breathe, which can lead to death. Polio has no cure, but it can be prevented with vaccination.

World Polio Day offers an opportunity to renew the commitment to global eradication and ensure that this virus does…

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RABIES: FACTS, NOT FEAR

The World Rabies Day (WRD), established by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) every 28 September is an inspirational day to remember that preventing animal diseases does not only protect…

To commemorate International Youth Day 2021

Participate in the Intergenerational Dialogue on Youth Innovation and Resilient Food Systems.

Youth innovation is critical to developing more equitable and resilient food systems that will help restore the planet and protect life. 

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LIVE CONVERSATIONS

 

To commemorate World Hepatitis Day 2021

Join the global community to  commemorate World Hepatitis Day 2021 under the theme “HEPATITIS CAN’T WAIT” highlighting the urgency of efforts needed to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.

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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. Target 3.5: Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse; "Challenges and status of progress"

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WHAT: Virtual Forum: Promotion of Voluntary Blood Donation

WHEN: June 16, 2021, 15:00 p.m. - 17:30 a.m. EDT - Washington, DC.

HOW. Join the event at Zoom. https://paho-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4BrZHaEUTy-sPWUbiTScJg

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Event for the Region of the Américas  “Give blood and keep the world beating”

The World Blood Donor Day 2021 observance is being held for the first time in two cities: Hamilton, Bermuda and Kingston, Jamaica.  The Pan American Health Organization aims to raise awareness of the permanent need for voluntary donors in order to save the lives of those who require a blood…

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Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer!

Hypertension affects more than 30% of the adult population worldwide, more than one billion people around the world.

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WHAT:  The need to invest in Nursing: Lessons learned from the pandemic

WHEN: 11 May 2021 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (EDT)

Videos recording available at YouTube in SpanishPortuguese and English.

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Date: 26 April 2021

Time: 10:00 EDT

Watch the event on PAHO's YouTube channel

From 24 to 30 April 2021, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), together with the countries and territories of the…

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The World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is celebrated on 7 June 2021 and is aimed at drawing attention and inspiring actions to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, thus contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, access to the markets, tourism and sustainable development.

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Join the launch of the first World Report on Hearing, held on this year's World Hearing Day. All stakeholders in the field of ear and hearing care are invited to join this global event as a step towards achieving the vision of Hearing care for all.

When:

March 3rd 2021

Time:

8:30 am- 9:00 am, EST

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World Health Day Virtual Panel

Building a More Just, Equitable and Healthy World after COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 • 9:00 -10:00 AM EST

On Zoom, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter with simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, Portuguese, sign language and closed captioning

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Every February 15, the global childhood cancer community celebrates International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD), in a collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.

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When:

February 4 2021

The global cancer community commemorates World Cancer Day, on February 4, with the slogan ''I Am and I Wil". PAHO joins this campaign to call everyone, collectively and individually, to commit to strengthen actions aimed to reduce the impact of cancer.

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Theme: Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World  -

 

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Every December 1st, we celebrate World AIDS Day. This day is an opportunity to support those involved in the fight against HIV and to improve understanding of HIV as a global public health problem.

#WorldAIDSDay.

PAHO Theme: 

It’s in your hands. Get tested wherever & whenever you want.

WHO Theme: 

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WHAT:

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and encourage best practices amongst the general public, health workers, and policy makers to avoid further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. 

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On October 10th is World Mental Health Day. This year´s campaign focus on increasing investment on mental health. The theme is Move for mental health: Let´s invest!

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The COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled the huge challenges and risks health workers are facing globally including health care associated infections, violence, stigma, psychological and emotional disturbances, illness and even death. Furthermore, working in stressful environments makes health workers more prone to errors which can lead to patient harm.

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The Pan American Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of Trinidad and Tobago cordially invite you to a webinar organized as part of the activities for World Breastfeeding Week. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, 4 August, 2020, from 10.00 to 12.00 pm (AST or Port of Spain time). 

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World Rabies Day is one of the biggest days of global awareness and is celebrated on September 28 of each year.

Preparation begins around the world during the month of April, when the annual theme is chosen and announced, along with some helpful resources to help you begin your own preparations.

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The campaign theme for this year’s World Blood Donor Day is “Safe blood saves lives” with the slogan “Give blood and make the world a healthier place”. The idea is to focus on the contribution an individual giver can make to improve health for others in the community. Blood donations are needed all over the world to ensure individuals and communities have access to safe and quality-assured…

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Geneva, Switzerland.  WHO is taking the third Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge virtual this year. In light of COVID-19, Walk the Talk will offer an even more global platform to promote health and well-being for people all over the world.

The Virtual Walk the Talk will be held over 16-17 May 2020, with people invited to join in from their…

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Join us on 12 May, 2020

WHAT: Contributions of Nurses to Universal Health and the COVID-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas.


WHEN: Tuesday, 12 May 2020  


TIME: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (EDT) 


HOW: Virtual room link   …

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Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

The global campaign will debunk myths and expose devious tactics employed by these industries. It will provide young people with the knowledge required to easily detect industry manipulation and equip them with the tools to rebuff such tactics, thereby empowering young people to stand up…

The Healthy Life Course Unit of the Family, Health Promotion, and Life Course Department is pleased to invite you to a Webinar in commemoration of the International Day of the Family to discuss Family Wellness and resilience in the time of COVID-19. 

This session is in English.

(Click on the "…

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Hand Hygiene Day. “Nurses and midwives, clean care is in your hands!”

“SAVE LIVES: Clean your hands

Celebrated every year on 5 May, Hand Hygiene Day mobilizes people around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene in health care facilities, thus protecting health care workers and patients from infections.

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ABOUT VACCINATION WEEK IN THE AMERICAS 2020

Between April 25 and May 2, 2020, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and its partners will celebrate the 18th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas with the slogan “Love. Trust. Protect.

INVEST - VALUE - RESPECT - TRUST

Nurses and midwives - Leading the way to Universal Health

The Region of the Americas has some 9 million practitioners in the nursing profession, 4.5 million of whom are university-trained nurses, 87% of them women.

"The Clock is Ticking"

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that…

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Opportunity to strengthen the role of human resources for primary health care

The Region of the Americas has around 9 million nursing professionals; of these, 4.500.000 are licensed nurses. The nursing and midwifery workforce represent nearly 50 percent of the health workforce, and nurses and midwives are critical to providing Primary Health Care.

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World Patient Safety Day will be celebrated for the first time on 17 September 2019. Events will be held around the world to raise awareness of the need to establish patient safety as a global health priority. The day brings stakeholders together in an effort to reduce the unintended harm caused by healthcare.

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World Hypertension Day is observed every May 17th in order to raise awareness and promote hypertension prevention, detection and control. High blood pressure is the main risk factor to develop cardiovascular disease.

"Know your numbers" is the theme for this year. Its purpose is to raise awareness worldwide about the importance of knowing what is your blood pressure measurement.

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Nurses have made important strides and we have a lot to celebrate in 2019. On 8 May 2019, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) will launch a new publication on Strategic Direction for Nursing in the Region of the Americas. Join us to commemorate the International Nurses Day.

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Save lives: #SpeakUp

SalvemosVidas SpeakUP ENThe

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During April 20-27, 2019, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and its partners will celebrate the 17th annual Vaccination Week in the Americas with the slogan “Protect your community. Do your part.

Universal health coverage reiterates and reinforces the commitment of PAHO/WHO to Universal Health in the Region of the Americas. The key to achieving this is to ensure that everyone can get the care they need, when they need it, at the heart of the community.

Millions of people still do not have access to medical care. Millions more are forced to choose between health care and other…

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WHO calls on health facilities to prevent health care-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) action. Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide.

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The Member States of the United Nations have together pledged to provide Universal Health Coverage (UHC) globally by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

To help keep this goal top of the global agenda, the World Health Organization is dedicating World Health Day 2018 to Universal Health Coverage – with the aim to kick start meaningful policy dialogues about UHC at all…

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La Cumbre Mundial de la Hepatitis es un evento bienal global para avanzar en la agenda de la hepatitis viral. Se trata de una iniciativa conjunta de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y la Alianza Mundial de la Hepatitis  - en colaboración con un país anfitrión diferente para cada Cumbre.

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We invite you to participate in Vaccination Week in the Americas 2018!