September 18, 2021
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day - September 18
September 18 National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, launched by the AIDS Institute in 2008. It aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by aging populations who live with HIV, which include: HIV prevention, treatment, and care; and HIV-related comorbidities, coinfections, and other complications (CCC).
September 10, 2021
World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10
One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. It can affect every one of us. Each and every suicide is devastating and has a profound impact on those around them. However, by raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide and to promote action through proven means that will reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally.
September 4, 2021
World Sexual Health Day - September 4
Each year, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) celebrates World Sexual Health Day on September 4th. This year’s theme is “Turn it on: Sexual health in a digital world”, which inspires the need to awaken awareness of sexual health rights, while also recognizing the harms and violations of sexual rights in the digital sphere.
July 28, 2021
World Hepatitis Day - July 28
World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is recognized every July 28th, the birth date of Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967, and developed the first vaccine in 1969. These achievements led up to Dr. Blumberg winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976.
June 19, 2021
World Sickle Cell Day
World Sickle Cell Day is a United Nations recognized day to raise sickle cell awareness nationally and internationally. On December 22, 2008, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that acknowledges sickle cell disease as a public health problem and “one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases.”