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World Health Days 2014

The key health-related days, weeks and months outlined below are those which have been
announced by recognised health organisations and are recognised throughout the health
professional community both in Ireland and internationally.
January
Saturday 4th January World Braille Day
Sunday 26th January World Leprosy Day
February
Tuesday 4th February World Cancer Day
Friday 14th February Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day
Friday 28th February Rare Disease Day
March
Monday 10th March World Glaucoma Day
Wednesday 12th March Brain Awareness Week (10th-16th March)
Thursday 13th March World Kidney Day
Saturday 22nd March World Water Day
Monday 24th March World TB Day
Wednesday 26th March Epilepsy Day (Purple Day)
April
Wednesday 2nd April IBS, National Autism & Cesarean Awareness Months
Monday 7th April World Health Day
Friday 11th April World Parkinsons Day
Thursday 17th April World Hemophilia Day
Thursday 24th April World Meningitis Day
Friday 25th April World Malaria Day
May
Tuesday 6th May World Asthma Day
4
th
-12th May Dystonia Awareness Week
Thursday 8th May World Red Cross Day
Saturday 10th May World Lupus Day
Sunday 12th May International CFS Awareness Day
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May Brain Injury Awareness Week
Wednesday 28th May World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day
Thursday 29th May World Digestive Health Day
Saturday 31st May World No Tobacco Day
June
Saturday 14th June World Blood Donor Day
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-15th June International Mens Health Week
July
Saturday 28
th
July World Hepatitis Day
Thursday 31st July International Group B Strep Awareness Month
August
Friday 1st August World Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th August)
September
Tuesday 9th September Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Awareness Day
Wednesday 10th September World Suicide Prevention Day
Monday 15th September World Lymphoma Awareness Day
Sunday 21st September World Alzheimers Day
Thursday 25th September Ataxia Awareness Day
Sunday 28th September World Rabies Day
Sunday 28th September World Heart Day
October
Wednesday 1st October Breast Cancer, Lupus & Rett Syndrome Awareness Months
Thursday 9th October World Sight Day
Friday 10th October World Mental Health Day
Thursday 16th October World Food Day
Monday 20th October World Osteoporosis Day
Wednesday 22nd October International Stuttering Awareness Day
November
Saturday 1st November Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Friday 14th November World Diabetes Day
Tuesday 18th November European Antibiotic Awareness Day
Thursday 20th November World COPD Day
December
Monday 1st December World Aids Day
Wednesday 3rd December International Day of Disabled Persons