Friday, March 17, 2017

Health Promotion

In honor of World Health Day, which is April 7th of every year, this article includes various dates celebrated world wide that engages health education about various chronic diseases. World Health Days are filled with activities for singles and families that can include, entertainment, booths, dietary information and Community Health Workers that can supply both pamphlets with additional information and resources for self-care management or referrals. The events are generally sponsored by The World Health Organization.

The following is an exact quote from a page from the World Health Organization.  According to the World Health Organization:

"Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 60% of all deaths.  Out of the 35 million people who died from chronic disease in 2005, half were under 70 and half were women."

These alarming statistics are interesting since they are more than 10 years old.  A question that seems reasonable to ask about the WHO quote is, "Have these statistics on mortality due to chronic diseases, increased or decreased since 2005 when it was released?" We must take into consideration, it is a research methodology that could have taken as much as a few years to design, at least, its calculated results.  The list below are day long events to help alleviate those statistics through health awareness and health conditions that are chronic through these special education events.  They may or may not be all inclusive at the writing of this article.  January, July and August are not listed on this calendar, as there are different types of events during those months not related to the coverage of this article. Included in the article is World Blood Donor Day.  Special mention however, for new mothers and parents:  Breastfeeding week is August 1st.

World Cancer Day                  February 4

Childhood Cancer Day           February 15

World Kidney Day                  March 9

Tuberculosis (TB) Day            March 24

World Health Day                   April  7

Worth Malaria Day                 April 25

World Asthma Day                  May  2

World Thalassemia Day          May  8

World Hypertension Day         May 17

World "No" Tobacco Day        May 31

World Environment Day          June 5

World Blood Donor Day           June 14

World Sickle Cell Day               June 19

World Hepatitis Day                 June 28

World Alzheimer's Day             September 21

World Heart Day                       September 29 

World Mental Health Day         October 10  

World Anti-Obesity Day            October 11

World Arthritis Day                   October 12

World Polio Day                         October 24

World Diabetes Day                   November 14

World COPD Day                      November 15

World AIDS Day                        December 1                     

A special acknowledgement that the aforementioned are only days of a month, set apart as full days of education on chronic diseases in every state of the union and abroad. Nevertheless, there are Health Month Promotions, weekly promos and special events throughout neighborhoods and health facilities all year round, every year. A common month that effects non-smokers and smokers alike is National Smoke Out Month practiced in the United States for more than two decades.

A healthy lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition are values that help secure positive outcomes with self-care management and medical adherence. One cannot expect to medicate or have a healthy mental state without including L.E.A.N., a program I am certified. It is scientific based, therefore, L.E.A. N. lessons are necessary balances to health. How to stay healthy begins with making regular doctor appointments and health education. World Health Days, boost to have success rates for those who want or need to be informed about chronic health conditions in ways that inform about how to combat or management illnesses. The event full days are free, family orientated and for everyone who wants to have a healthy longevity.

If you were to ask me for any suggestions about World Health Days, I would say, first make a copy of this list and post it in your home, workplace or carry it on your person. Save a life, by passing along the knowledge of the existence of World Health Days list and the discuss the importance wellness.
We all have time to make the kick off events for World Health Day, April 7th 2017, the day of a new post on this blog.  New posts on this blog are on the 7th, 17th and 27th of each month.

Be Well

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