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.