World Osteoporosis Day 2020

Every year on the 20th October we are encouraged to think about our bone health. Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more that 8.9 million fractures each year, this correlates to an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds, with one in three women and one in five men over 50 suffering from an osteoporotic […]

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World Arthritis Day 2020

World Arthritis Day is held every year on the 12th October to raise awareness about Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMD). RMDs are a collection of diverse (more than 200), usually chronic, diseases most commonly affecting the joints, but also muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bones and even internal organs. This group […]

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World Heart Day 29th September 2020

Use♥for society, your loved ones and you. This is the message from the World Heart Federation on today, World Heart Day. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death across the globe, causing 17.9 million deaths per year. CVD is a broad term that covers any disorder that […]

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World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is celebrated every year on June 14th. It is a worldwide event celebrating and thanking the voluntary unpaid donors who donate their blood, but also raising awareness of how important blood donation is to provide safe blood and blood products. Blood is vital. The provision […]

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World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day 2020

World MS Day is celebrated each year on 30th May. It was initiated in 2009 by members of the MS international federation to bring together the global MS community to raise awareness of MS, share their stories and campaign for better services and effective treatment for people with MS. The […]

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World Blood Cancer Day 2020

World Blood Cancer Day (WBCD) takes place every year on the 28th May to raise awareness of blood cancer, and the active role you can take in helping fight blood cancers. Blood cancer is an umbrella term for cancers that form due to defects in the blood forming (hematopoetic) system. […]

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World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day

19th May: World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day 2020 The focus of World IBD day in 2020 is to “Make IBD work!”. Around 3.4 million people in Europe (10 million worldwide) live with IBD, an umbrella term for the chronic diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, which cause inflammation of […]

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Day of Immunology 2020

Autoimmunity and Autoinflammation The first Day of Immunology (DoI), an initiative created by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), was celebrated on 29th April 2005, gathering together immunologists across Europe to bring immunology to the attention of the public. Due to its great success, DoI has been celebrated annually […]

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World Health Day 2020

Support Nurses and Midwives Every year the 7th April marks the celebration of World Health Day. Each year World Health Day aims to highlight a specific health theme or priority area from the World Health Organisation (WHO). In the past 50 years this has included issues from mental health, to […]

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World Kidney Day 2020

World Kidney Day 2020

This year world kidney day falls on Thursday March 12th 2020. World Kidney Day is celebrated annually to continue to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease and its increasing burden worldwide. The theme of the 2020 campaign is to highlight the importance of preventative measures to avert the onset and […]

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