May2018

World No Tobacco Day, 31st May 2018

World No Tobacco Day marks the annual awareness campaign launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1987, the aim being to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourage governments worldwide to implement effective policies to reduce tobacco use. WHO highlight that tobacco use kills more than[…]

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Dementia Action Week, 21st-27th May 2018

Dementia Action Week This event aims to encourage people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, working to create a dementia-friendly environment in which those with dementia do not feel excluded.

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World Hypertension Day, 17th May 2018

World Hypertension Day (WHD) was first inaugurated in May 2005 and is celebrated annually on 17th May. The purpose of this event is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage the prevention and control of hypertension, often referred to as a ‘silent killer’.

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National Vegetarian Week, 14 -20th May 2018

Many people have grown up in homes where meat is always on the menu, and the idea of having meal without meat seems strange. National vegetarian week, now celebrating its 26th year, is about exploring the easy and delicious ways to include more vegetarian meals in our diet.

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Save Lives: Clean Hands, 5th May 2018

Hand hygiene remains crucial to effective infection prevention and control, and this date aims to improve awareness and bring people together in support of continued global improvements. This May 5th the World Health Organisation are linking the hand hygiene campaign to the ‘Antibiotics, handle with care’ initiative, highlighting the relationship[…]

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