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    World Tuberculosis (TB) Day
    from 24 March 2017 to 24 March 2017
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    World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/HealthAwareness/healthDay/2017/Pages/HealthDay-2017-03-24.aspx
    World Cancer Day 2017
    from 04 February 2017 to 04 February 2017
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    February 4th every year is an international event aims to fight cancer throughout the world. The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC),
    World COPD Day 2016
    from 16 November 2016 to 16 November 2016
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    The World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), in collaboration with the health care professionals. It is not a single disease, but a general term for a number of chronic lung diseases which obstruct the airflow in the lungs.



    World Diabetes Day 2016
    from 14 November 2016 to 14 November 2016
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    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has launched the World Diabetes Day 2016 under the theme "Eyes on diabetes".  This year’s activities and materials will focus on promoting two main messages:
    Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2016
    from 01 November 2016 to 30 November 2016
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    Lung Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in November with the aim of achieving better results for patients and their families, by raising the level of awareness about lung cancer and the harms of smoking or second hand smoking as one of the main factors causing cancer.
    World Polio Day 2016
    from 24 October 2016 to 24 October 2016
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    Polio is one of the oldest diseases of mankind, it was first known by ancient Egyptians in 1350 BC. Since that time human being, from all over the world, suffered from the effects of the disease on the health of children and community by causing disability and the death of many children.

    World Osteoporosis Day 2016
    from 20 October 2016 to 20 October 2016
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    Osteoporosis is the silent disease that affects millions of people all over the world. There the World Osteoporosis Day is observed each year on October 20th, to promote the health awareness of osteoporosis, methods of prevention, and available means of diagnosis and treatment of the disease
    World Food Day 2016
    from 16 October 2016 to 16 October 2016
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    The Food and Agriculture Organization “FAO” of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945. The Rome-based Organization spread in more than 100 countries around the world.
    Global Handwashing Day 2016
    from 15 October 2016 to 15 October 2016
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    Global Handwashing Day is celebrated on 15 October of each year. The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPPHW) established Global Handwashing Day in 2008 as a way to promote a global and local vision of handwashing with soap. It was approved by world governments and organizations, civil society organizations, NGOs, private companies and individuals from all over the world.



    Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016
    from 01 October 2016 to 31 October 2016
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    Breast cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors resulting from the abnormal growth of breast cells. It is commonly affecting ladies of different ages. The breast cancer awareness campaigns and research funding have helped to improve the speed of diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Therefore, rates of survival have increased and the number of deaths has decreased due to the early detection of breast and new therapies.
    International Day of Older Persons 2016
    from 01 October 2016 to 01 October 2016
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    The International Day of Older Persons is celebrated under the theme "Take a Stand against Ageism" by shedding light on stereotyped pictures and misconceptions about older persons and ageing
    World Alzheimer's Day 2016
    from 21 September 2016 to 21 September 2016
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    The World Alzheimer's Day is observed every year on September 21st; to identify the challenges and hardships of Alzheimer's disease and to shed light on it, showing the suffering patients endure around the world. It also calls for exerting every effort and working unremittingly to enhance the health care and increase support for Alzheimer's patients and their families



    World Breastfeeding Week
    from 01 August 2016 to 07 August 2016
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    The theme of this year enables the breastfeeding to connect with a variety of development issues over the coming years until 2030, covering the main links between breastfeeding and the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through five general topics:
    national Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2016
    from 19 July 2016 to 21 July 2016
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    By resolution No. (42/112) dated 7 December 1987, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. This resolution recommended further action with regard to the report and conclusions of the International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
    World Sickle Cell Day
    from 19 June 2016 to 19 June 2016
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    Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder (IBD) that affects red blood cells; due to disorder in the gene responsible for the formation of hemoglobin, causing sticking to the walls of the small blood vessels,  and thus reducing the flow of the blood and oxygen into the body organs.
    World Blood Donor Day 2016
    from 14 June 2016 to 14 June 2016
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    Every year, countries around the world celebrate the World Blood Donor Day on June 14th. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations; to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.

    World Milk Day 2016
    from 01 June 2016 to 01 June 2016
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    The World Milk Day is marked by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the first of June every year. The world first celebrated it in 2001. Similarly, observing it, the world bodies aim to educate the communities on what pertains to the milk with respect to its sources, nutritional value, its significance in terms of preventing from the diseases and maintaining the health.
    World Malaria Day
    from 25 April 2016 to 25 April 2016
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    Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, which is transmitted into the human body via the bites of infected mosquitoes, and then infect red blood cells and destroy them.
    World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2016
    from 24 March 2016 to 24 March 2016
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    This annual event is marked on March 24th of every year to commemorate Dr. Robert Koch's discovery, in 1882, for tubercle bacillus causing tuberculosis (TB), which was the first step towards diagnosing the disease and its treatment. Current efforts are focused on the diagnosis and treatment of this disease



    World Down Syndrome Day 2016
    from 21 March 2016 to 21 March 2016
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    The United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as the World Down Syndrome Day, with effect from 2012, and invited all member states, relevant organizations of the United Nations and other international organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, to observe the World Down Syndrome Day in an appropriate manner. The day is meant to raise public awareness of Down syndrome, and shed light on the group suffering from the disease in our society, and ensuring for them, children or adults alike, equal access to health services; which is critical to their empowerment and full participation in the society. http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/HealthAwareness/healthDay/2016/Pages/HealthDay-2016-03-21.aspx
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