Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Introduction Globally, it is estimated that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of distance or near vision impairment. People with vision impairment are more likely to experience higher

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Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis According to research studies, more than 8 million Americans have psoriasis. 125 million people worldwide—2 to 3 percent of the total population—have psoriasis, according to the World Psoriasis Day

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Hepatitis

Hepatitis Introduction Hepatitis means the inflammatory condition of the liver and it is most often caused by viral infections. Some types of hepatitis will cause discomfort but will eventually go

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Juvenile arthritis (JA)

Juvenile arthritis (JA) Introduction Juvenile arthritis (JA) is also known as paediatric rheumatic disease. JA is not a disease in and of itself, but rather an umbrella term used to

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International Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Throat Awareness Month

International Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Throat Awareness Month Introduction Strep stands for streptococci, which describes a class of strain of bacteria. There are several types, but two of them cause

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Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Schizophrenia Awareness Week Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterised by abnormal behaviour, strange speech and a decreased ability to understand reality (Schizophrenia Fact sheet N°397, WHO, September 2015. Archived from

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Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month There is a growing realisation that mental disorders take an enormous toll on society, hence a slow shift towards investment in resources for the treatment of mental

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Global Employee Health and Fitness Month – Advantages for Both Employer and Employee

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month Advantages for Both Employer and Employee “Do yourself a favor, and realize that there’s no technique in the world that will save you. There

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National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Approximately 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 years and 2.5 million girls under 16 years give birth each year in developing regions (UNFPA, 2015;

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World Quality Day

World Quality Day is one of the international observances that annually falls on the second Thursday in November. This year it will be on November 8, 2018. This observance was

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