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October 2016

10th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week

October 22, 2016 - October 29, 2016

BTAA is the only national patient and caregiver organisation in Australia. BTAA is a not for profit organisation established in 2008 by a group of brain tumour patients and current and former care givers. BTAA is concerned about all brain tumours (neoplasms) of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the meninges, brain and spine. Whilst welcoming the advice and input of health care professionals, BTAA seeks to represent the brain tumour community from the viewpoint of the patient, family and…

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SUDEP Awareness Day

October 23, 2016

The Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute is proud to partner with SUDEP Action in recognizing October 23rd as SUDEP Awareness Day — a day devoted to raising awareness about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy around the world. http://www.sudepglobalconversation.com/

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International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action

October 23, 2016 - October 29, 2016

Lead poisoning is entirely preventable, yet lead exposure is estimated to account for 0.6% of the global burden of disease, with the highest burden in developing regions. Childhood lead exposure is estimated to contribute to about 600 000 new cases of children with intellectual disabilities every year. Even though there is wide recognition of this problem and many countries have taken action, exposure to lead, particularly in childhood, remains of key concern to health care providers and public health officials…

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November 2016

ALPHA-1 Awareness Month

November 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Get ready to be active during the month of November! The Alpha-1 Association of Australia are asking the community to get involved in November to spread awareness about Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. http://www.alpha1.org.au/

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Australian Food Safety Week

November 6, 2016 - November 12, 2016

Australian Food Safety Week is the major activity of the Food Safety Information Council, Australia’s leading disseminator of community targeted food safety information and a health promotion charity. Australian Food Safety Week 2016 will be held from 6 to 12 November 2016. The theme for the week will be chosen at our planning day to be held 1 June 2016. http://www.foodsafety.asn.au/

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Perinatal Depression and Anxiety (PNDA) Awareness Week

November 13, 2016 - November 19, 2016

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week will be held from November 13th - 19th 2016. We look forward to growing the conversation in 2016. http://www.panda.org.au/

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World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2016

World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world and is held on November 14 each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/

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Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 14, 2016 - November 20, 2016

This Antibiotic Awareness Week, NPS MedicineWise is helping people find out why and how to handle antibiotics with care. There are simple steps that health professionals and individuals can take to ensure they use antibiotics judiciously and appropriately. For health professionals this means adhering to best practice prescribing guidelines. For the community it is important to not pressure your doctor for antibiotics when you have a cold or flu because these are not bacterial infections. http://www.nps.org.au/

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National Skin Cancer Action Week

November 20, 2016 - November 26, 2016

Each year Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week. With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, the week is a time when we remind Australians of the importance of sun protection and early skin cancer detection. http://www.cancer.org.au/

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December 2016

World Aids Day

December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. http://www.worldaidsday.org.au/

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