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Notable Health Awareness days



Skin cancer awareness month

4    World Braille Day
31  World Leprosy Day


Mental Illness Awareness Month

1-5 Corporate Wellness Week
11 World Population Day
18 International Mandela Day
28 World Hepatitis Day


Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month, Reproductive Health Month, Environmental Health Awareness Month

4      World Cancer Day
10-16 STI / Condom Week
8-14 Pregnancy Awareness Week
13    World Epilepsy Day
19    Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day
21-28 Mar HPV 1st round


National Women’s Month, Organ Donor Month, Child Health Month, Bone Marrow Stem
Cell Donation and Leukaemia, Awareness Months (spans 15 August to 15 October)

1-7 World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 CANSA Care Week
6-12 Polio Awareness Week
4-10 Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

9 National Women’s Day
12 International Youth Day
22-27Sept HPV 2nd round
26-31 African Traditional Medicine Week
31 African Traditional Medicine Day


TB Awareness Month

3 World Hearing Day
4-8 School Health Week
8 International Women’s Day
12-18 World Glaucoma Week
16-22 World Salt Awareness Week
10 World Kidney Day
20 World Head Injury Awareness Day
21 Human Rights Day
21 World Down Syndrome Day
24 World TB day


Albinism Awareness Month, Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia - (spans 15 August to 15 October), Cervical Cancer -
Childhood Cancer -, Eye Care - (spans 19 September
to 16 October), Muscular Dystrophy -, National Heart -,
National Month of Deaf People, National Oral Health Awareness Month.
2-6 Kidney Awareness Week
2-6 Back Week
9 International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day
10 International Gynaecological Health Day
14 National Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Day (ADHD)
15 National Sunflower Day
21 World Alzheimer’s Day
19-25 World Retina Week
23 Commencement of Eye Care Awareness Month
26 World Retina Day
26 World Environmental Health Day
26 World Contraception Day
28 World Rabies Day
29 World Heart Day


Health Awareness Month

2 World Autism Day
7 World Health Day
17 World Haemophilia Day
24-30 Global / African Vaccination Week
25 World Malaria Day


Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia-, (spans 15 August to 15 October) , Eye Care-(spans 23 September to 20 October) Breast Cancer -, Mental Health- ,World Spina Bifida Awareness Month

1 International Day for Older Persons
1 National Inherited Disorder Day
9 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
9-15 National Nutrition Week
10 World Mental Health Day
12 World Sight Day
10 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
11-17 Case Manager Week
12 World Arthritis Day
12-20 World Bone and Joint Week
15 National Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day
15-19 National Obesity Week
16 World Food Day
16 World Spine Day
17 World Trauma Day
17 International Day for the Eradiction of Poverty
20 National Down Syndrome Day
20 World Osteoporosis Day
20-26 International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
23 National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day
24 World Polio Day
25 World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day
28-3Nov World Stroke Week
29 World Stroke Day
30 Commemoration of African Food and Nutrition Security Day


Anti-Tobacco Campaign Month, Burns Awareness Month, International Multiple
Sclerosis Month

1-8 Hospice Week
5 World Hand Hygiene Day
6-12 Burns Awareness Week
8 World Red Cross Day
10 World Move for Health Day
12 World Chronic Fatigue and
Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Day
12 International Nurses Day
15 May-15Jun Go Turquise for the Eldery
17 World Hypertension Day
27 May-2Jun Child Protection Week
28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health
31 World No Tobacco Day


Quality Month

2 National Children’s Day
4-10 National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Week
2- 6 SADC Malaria Week
9 SADC Malaria Day
9 World Quality Day
14 World Diabetes Day
25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25-10  Dec Sixteen Days of Activism on No Violence Against Women and Children


Men’s Health Month, National Blood Donor Month, National Youth Month, Go Turquoise for the elderly Month

1 International Children’s Day
2 International Cancer Survivor’s Day
3-9 World Heart Rhythm Week
4 International Day of Innocent Children - Victims of Aggression
5 World Environment Day
14 World Blood Donor Day
15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
21 National Epilepsy Day
21-27 National Epilepsy Week
24-28 SANCA Drug Awareness Week
26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking


Prevention of Injuries Month, Sunsmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month

1 World AIDS Day
3 International Day of Persons with Disability
5 International Volunteers Day
9 World Patient Safety Day
10 International Human Rights Day
12 Universal Health Coverage Day