UHC Day (12 Dec)

On 12 December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously endorsed a resolution urging countries to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) – the idea that everyone, everywhere should have access to quality, affordable health care...

World AIDS Day (1 Dec)

Each year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever international...

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 Nov)

Celebrated annually, the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of...

International Nurses Day (12 May)

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The International Council for Nurses (ICN)’s theme for 2021 is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare.