Events

Africa AIDS Week

Date: 01/12/2019 - 08/12/2019
Location: Across Africa. Check with your AHO local office

Africa AIDS Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease in Africa. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around Africa observe the week, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

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Africa Cancer Week

Date: 01/02/2020 - 08/02/2020
Location: Across Africa. Check with your AHO local office

A truly global event taking place every year on 1-7 February, Africa Cancer Week unites the African population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across Africa to take action

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Africa TB Week

Date: 23/03/2020 - 30/03/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with your AHO local office

Africa TB Week, falling on March 23rd – 30th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of Africa, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. AHO joins the international community to commemorate Africa TB Week and World TB Day on 24 March.

Each year we commemorate Africa TB Week to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease. Despite significant progress over the last decades, TB continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide, claiming over 4 500 lives a day. The emergence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) poses a major health security threat and could risk gains made in the fight against TB.

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Africa Vaccination Month

Date: 01/04/2020 - 30/04/2020
Time: 08:00 - 18:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with your AHO local office

Africa Immunisation Month is commemorated every year across Africa during the month of April, 1-30. Immunisation averts 2-3 million deaths annually. However, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if global immunisation could improve. AHO is proposing immunisation month dedicated to Africa. A proposal will be passed on to the AHO Health Congress the supreme decision-making body of AHO to approve the month.

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Africa Malaria Week

Date: 23/05/2020 - 30/05/2020
Time: 09:00 - 18:00

Africa Malaria Week is an international observance commemorated every year on 23-30 May in Africa and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria mostly in Africa. In 2012, malaria caused an estimated 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children. A passed a proposal by the AHO Health Congress, the supreme decision-making body of AHO to make 23-30 May Africa Malaria Week.

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Africa Health Day

Date: 14/08/2020
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Across Africa. Check with your AHO local office

Africa Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 14 August across Africa, under the sponsorship of the Africa Health Organization (AHO). It commemorates the day Graciano Masauso, the Founder of AHO had his kidney transplant on 14 August 1999 in Johannesburg in South Africa, after two years on dialysis in Harare in Zimbabwe. AHO works with other organizations to protect, promote and support health in Africa.

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