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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Rare Disease Day 2020

Rare Disease Day 2020

Each year, Rare Disease Day is celebrated on the last day in February, a rare 28 day month that once in every four years has an even rarer day, the 29th February. This year, 2020, Rare Disease day falls on the 29th February. The main objective of today is to […]

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World Childhood Cancer Day 2020

Established in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International (CCI), international childhood cancer day takes place on the 15th February each year. On this day members of CCI stand united to raise awareness of childhood cancer, to support survivors and their families and to campaign for the rights of every child and […]

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World Cancer Day

Today marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day. Since its inception on 4th February 2000, World Cancer Day has helped to raise the profile of cancer research, generate greater understanding of the disease and promote respect for those living with cancer, as well as highlighting the need for funding […]

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is marked every year on the 14th November, a date chosen to coincide with the birthday of Sir Frederik Banting, who, along with Charles Best, discovered insulin in 1922. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, is a key player in diabetes. Insulin is required to maintain […]

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World Stroke Day

Today is World Stroke Day. One in four people will suffer from a stroke within their lifetime. The consequences of having a stroke are often life changing, dramatically altering both physical and mental capacities. Common effects post-stroke include pain, depression, changes in cognition (including dementia), communication difficulties (aphasia) and spasticity […]

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Today is World Osteoporosis Day

Every year on the 20th of October we are encouraged to think about our bone health. Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 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 […]

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World Heart Day 2019

Today, on World Heart Day 2019, we are being encouraged to become Heart Heroes. By making a promise to yourself and those around you to live a heart-healthy life, you can be a Heart Hero. Each year cardiovascular disease (CVD) claims the lives of 17.9 million people. It is the […]

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Today is World Alzheimer’s day

Today is World Alzheimer’s day, on which Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) encourages everyone to talk about dementia, and end the stigma that still surrounds this challenging disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most well-known form of dementia (a collective name for progressive brain syndromes affecting memory, thinking, behaviour and emotions), and […]

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