Quotes

  • Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is-whether its victim is human or animal-we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity."
    -Rachel Carson (Author of Silent Spring)

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Health awareness days from South Africa and worldwide...  
  
JANUARY
  • Sun Smart Awareness Month - CANSA
  • 31 World Leprosy Day
FEBRUARY
  • Reproductive Health Month
  • Sun Smart Awareness Month - CANSA
  • 4   World Cancer Day
  • 10 - 16 STI / Condom Week 
  • 10 - 16 Pregnancy Awareness Week
MARCH
  • Healthy Lifestyle Month - CANSA
  • 8   International Women’s Day
  • 13 World Kidney Day 
  • 20 World Head Injury Awareness Day 
  • 21 Human Rights Day 
  • 21 World Down Syndrome Day 
  • 24 World TB Day
APRIL
  • Health Awareness Month
  • Oesophagus Cancer Health Awareness - CANSA
  • 6 – 12 National Polio Eradication Awareness Week 
  • 7   World Health Day 
  • 17 World Haemophilia Day 
  • 25 Africa Malaria Day
MAY
  • International Multiple Sclerosis Month
  • Anti Tobacco Campaign Month - CANSA
  • 8 World Red Cross Day 
  • 10 World Move for Health Day 
  • 12 World Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome 
  • 12 International Nurses Day 
  • 12 – 14 Cerebral Palsy Week 
  • 18 Candlelight Memorial Day 
  • 26/5 – 1/6 Child Protection Week 
  • 28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health 
  • 31 World No Tobacco Day
JUNE
  • National Youth Month
  • Men’s Health Month – CANSA - Prostate and Testicular Cancer Awareness
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • 1 International Children’s Day 
  • 1 National Cancer Survivors’ Day 
  • 4 International Day of Innocent Children - Victims of Aggression 
  • 5 World Environment Day 
  • 14 World Blood Donor Day 
  • 15 World Elder Abuse Day 
  • 16 Youth Day 
  • 16-22 National Epilepsy Week 
  • 21 National Epilepsy Day 
  • 23 – 27 National Youth Health Indaba 
  • 24 –30 SANCA Drug Awareness Week 
  • 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking
JULY
  • Mental Illness Awareness Month
  • Men’s Health Month – CANSA - Colorectal and Prostate Cancer Awareness
  • 11 World Population Day 
  • 16 World Hepatitis Day
AUGUST
  • National Oral Health Month
  • National Women's Month
  • Organ Donor Month
  • Women’s Health Month – CANSA – Cervical Cancer Awareness 
  • 1 – 7 World Breastfeeding Week 
  • 1 – 8 Cancer Prevention Week 
  • 3 – 9 National Immunisation Awareness Week 
  • 4 - 8 Rheumatic Fever Week 
  • 9   National Women’s Day     
SEPTEMBER
  • National Heart Awareness Month
  • Albinism Awareness Month
  • Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month
  • Women’s Health Month - CANSA - Cervical Cancer Awareness
  • 1- 7 Pharmacy Week 
  • 1-7 Back Week 
  • 1- 5 Deaf Awareness Week 
  • 9 International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day 
  • 1-8 Kidney Awareness Week 
  • 15 - 19 Stroke Week 
  • 21 World Alzheimer’s Day 
  • 24 – 30 World Retina Week 
  • 26 - 30 Older Persons Awareness Week 
  • 30 World Heart Day
OCTOBER
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Women’s Health Month - CANSA - Breast Cancer Awareness
  • 1 International Day for Older Persons 
  • 1 National Inherited Disorders Day 
  • 6 -10 Eye Care Awareness Week 
  • 8 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction 
  • 9 Partnership against AIDS Anniversary 
  • 9 World Sight Day 
  • 9 - 13 National Nutrition Week 
  • 10 World Mental Health Day 
  • 12 World Arthritis Day 
  • 12 – 20 World Bone and Joint Week 
  • 15 National Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day 
  • 15 - 19 Obesity Week 
  • 16 World Food Day 
  • 17 World Trauma Day 
  • 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
  • 20 National Downes Syndrome Day 
  • 20 World Osteoporosis Day 
  • 21-25 Infection control week 
  • 23 National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day 
  • 24 World Polio Day           
NOVEMBER
  • Red Ribbon Month
  • Quality Month
  • Sun Smart Awareness Month - CANSA
  • 5 National Children’s Day 
  • 3 -7 SADC Malaria Week 
  • 14 SADC Malaria Day 
  • 14 World Diabetes Day 
  • 25 International Day for the elimination of Violence Against Women 
  • 25/11 – 10/12  16 Days of Activism on No Violence Against Women
DECEMBER
  • Sun Smart Awareness Month - CANSA
  • 1 World AIDS Day 
  • 3 International Day of Disabled Persons 
  • 5 International Volunteers Day 
  • 9 World Patient Safety Day
 
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