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Want to keep up with health events and initiatives? Here's a calendar with a selection of the main national and international sessions. Keeping informed is easy… with Pic!

  • World Diabetes Day

    November 14, 2019

    This year, World Diabetes Day turns 28: it was way back in 1991 that the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization picked 14 November as the official date to raise ...

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  • World Heart Day

    September 29, 2019

    World Heart Day is much more than a simple date placed on our calendars by a leading health institution: it is the largest awareness and communication campaign for heart health in the world. ...

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  • World Friendship Day

    July 30, 2019

    Now in its 9th edition, World Friendship Day was officially created 8 years ago to encourage communities to find a moment to focus their thoughts and efforts on one of humankind’s most important values.

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  • World Hand Hygiene Day

    May 5, 2019

    Washing our hands is probably the first rule of hygiene we learn, the simplest and one of the most effective. On May 5th, World Hand Hygiene Day, many countries around the world celebrate this ...

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  • World Health Day

    April 7, 2019

    For the past 70 years, April 7th has been World Health Day: an important date for the international community to meet, plan actions and inform the public about the greatest challenge we face in ...

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  • World Diabetes Day

    November 14, 2016

    This event, now in its 25th year, opens a window on the world of diabetes prevention, information, and innovation. It highlights easy, effective ways of reducing the risk of the disease and ...

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  • International Day of Older Persons

    October 1, 2016

    In a world where life expectancy is growing, the needs and rights of older people are fundamentally important. This event, established by the UN in 1990, is celebrated all over the world.

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  • A #picstop for World Heart Day

    September 29, 2016

    To celebrate this annual event, launched by the World Heart Foundation in 2000, Pic is starting a campaign entitled "#picstop: take a break and check your health". A truck will tour Italian town ...

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  • World Alzheimer's Day

    September 21, 2016

    It's a chance to meet, talk and learn from others, with dedicated information centres and open days at doctors' offices all over the country offering practical help for carers of people with ...

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  • World Blood Donor Day

    June 14, 2016

    World Blood Donor Day was inaugurated in 2004 in honour of Karl Landsteiner, who discovered blood groups and was born on 14 June 1868. Each year it celebrates over 100 million donors around the ...

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  • World No Tobacco Day

    May 31, 2016

    Instituted by the World Health Organization in 1988 as an encouragement to stop smoking for 24 hours, World No Tobacco Day has become a powerful tool for raising awareness of this habit's serious ...

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  • World Hypertension Day

    May 17, 2016

    When was the last time you had your blood pressure measured? You can do so on 17 May, when the International Hypertension Society will be disseminating information on the prevention of ...

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