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2019 South African Health Awareness Calendar


  • SunSmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month (1 December to 31 January)
4th     27th        
World Braille Day   World Leprosy Day    


  • Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month
  • Reproductive Health Month
  • Environmental Health Awareness Month
4th     11th     11th to 15th  
World Cancer Day   International Epilepsy Day   STI / Condom Week
11th to 15th     12th to 27th     15th  
Pregnancy Awareness Week   HPV vaccination first round   Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day


  • TB Awareness Month
3rd     3rd     8th  
World Hearing Day   World Birth Defects Day   International Women's Day
4th to 11th     10th to 16th     14th  
World Salt Awareness Week   World Glaucoma Week   World Kidney Day
20th     21st     21st  
World Head Injury Awareness Day   Human Right Day   World Down Syndrome Day
World TB Day        


  • Health Awareness Month
2nd     7th     17th  
World Autism Awareness Day   World Health Day   World Haemophilia Day
24th to 30th     25th        
African Vaccination Week   World Malaria Day    


  • Anti-tobacco Campaign Month
  • Burns Awareness Month
  • International Multiple Sclerosis Month
5th     5th     3rd to 9th  
World Hand Hygiene Day   International Midwives Day   National Burns Awareness Week
6th to 13th     8th     10th  
Hospice Week   World Red Cross Day   Global Move for Health Day
12th     12th     15th May to 15th June  
International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases   International Nurses Day   Go Turquoise for the Elderly Campaign
17th     20th to 26th     26th May to 3rd June  
World Hypertension Day   National Epilepsy Week   National Child Protection Week
28th     31st        
International Day of Action for Women's Health   World No Tobacco Day    


  • Men’s Health Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Youth Month
  • Go Turquoise for the Elderly Campaign
1st     3rd     5th  
International Children's Day   International Cancer Survivors Day   World Environment Day
4th to 10th     14th     15th  
World Heart Rhythm Week   World Blood Donor Day   World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16th     24th to 30th     25th  
Youth Day   SANCA Drug Awareness Week   World Vitiligo Day
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking        


  • Mental Illness Awareness Month
1st to 5th     11th     18th  
Corporate Wellness Week   World Population Day   Nelson Mandela International Day
World Hepatitis Day        


  • Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October)
  • National Women's Month
  • Organ Donor Month
  • Child Health Month
1st to 7th     1st to 7th     4th to 10th  
World Breatfeeding Week   CANSA Care Week   Polio Awareness Week
5th to 11th     6th Aug to 20th Sept     9th  
Rheumatic Fever And Rheumatic Heart Disease   HPV vaccination second round   National Women's Day
12th     26th to 31st     31st  
International Youth Day   African Tradional Medicine Week   African Traditional Medicine Day


  • Albinism Awareness Month
  • Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October)
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Eye Care Awareness Month (23 September to 18 October)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month
  • Heart Awareness Month
  • National Month of Deaf People
  • National Oral Health Month
  • Pharmacy Month
1st to 7th     9th     10th  
Kidney Awareness Week   International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day   International Gynaecological Health Day
14th     21st     21st  
National Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Day   National Sunflower Day   World Alzheimer’s Day
23rd to 29th     25th     26th  
World Retina Week   World Pharmacist Day   World Environmental Health Day
26th     28th     29th  
World Contraception Day   World Rabies Day   World Heart Day
World Retina Day        


  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month
  • Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October)
  • Eye Care Awareness Month (23 September to 18 October)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
1st     2nd to 4th     7th to 11th  
International Day for Older Persons   Rotary Family Health Day Outreach Campaign   Back Care Awareness Week
8th to 12th     9th to 15th     10th  
School Health Week   National Nutrition Week   World Mental Health Day
11th     12th     12th to 20th  
World Sight Day   World Arthritis Day   World Bone and Joint Week
12th     13th     13th to 19th  
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day   International Day for Disaster Reduction   National Case Management Week
15th     15th to 19th     16th  
Global Handwashing Day   National Obesity Week   World Food Day
16th     16th     17th  
World Spine Day   World Restart a Heart   World Trauma Day
17th     17th     20th  
National Emergency Medical Service Day   International Day for the Eradication of Poverty   National Down Syndrome Day
20th     20th to 26th     21st  
World Osteoporosis Day   International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week   Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day
24th     28th Oct to 3rd Nov     29th  
World Polio Day   World Stroke Week   World Stroke Day
Africa Food and Nutrition Security Day        


  • Quality Month
  • Red Ribbon Month
3rd     4th to 10th     4th to 8th  
National Children's Day   National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Week   SADC Malaria Week
6th     8th     11th to 17th  
SACD Malaria Day   World Radiography Day   World Antibiotic Awareness Week
14th     14th     17th  
World Diabetes Day   World Quality Day   World Prematurity Day
25th     25th Nov to 10th Dec        
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women   16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children    


  • Prevention of Injuries Month
  • SunSmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month (1 December to 31 January)
1st     3rd     5th  
World AIDS Day   International Day of Persons with Disabilities   International Volunteer Day
9th     10th     12th  
World Patient Safety Day   International Human Rights Day   Universal Health Coverage Day


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