World Health Observances

Global Business Group on Health members communicate their health promotion and prevention efforts by tying to international health observances. Below is a portion of the observances recognized by the United Nations. For the full list, please visit the UN website.


Health Observance


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World Cancer Day

February 4

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International Women’s Day

March 8

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World Health Day April 7 Email Sample 

UN Global Road Safety Week

May 4-10

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World No Tobacco Day

May 31

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World Hepatitis Day

July 28

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World Breastfeeding Week

August 1-7

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World Heart Day September 29 Email Sample

World Mental Health Day

October 10

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week November 12-16 Email Sample

World Diabetes Day

November 14

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World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

November 20*

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World AIDS Day

December 1

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* Date for World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day as recognized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD).


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