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World Spinal Cord Injury Day

Our focus this year will be on Covid-19 prevention for people who've had a spinal cord injury, with the motto "Covid-19 and SCI: Staying healthy." The Covid-19 pandemic has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone, disabled or not. People with spinal cord injuries are more vulnerable than others, and they have to worry about serious

World Fetal Alcohol Syndrome day

People from all over the world come together for events to raise awareness about the hazards of drinking while pregnant, as well as the misery of individuals and families who suffer from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). On September 9, 1999, the inaugural FASDay was observed. This day was chosen so that on the ninth

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is commemorated on 10 September to promote worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. On average, almost 3 000 people commit suicide daily. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives. About one million people commit suicide each year. Every 40 seconds, the

World Alzheimer’s Day

Every year on September 21st, World Alzheimer's Day, Alzheimer's groups all around the world focus their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, which is a collection of illnesses that impair mental function. Alzheimer's disease strikes someone every 65 seconds. Experts estimate that the number

International Week of the Deaf

The International Week of the Deaf People (IWDP) is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy. It is celebrated annually by the global Deaf Community during  the last full week of September to commemorate the same month the first World Congress of the

International Day of Sign Language

The International Day of Sign Languages is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to support and defend all deaf people and other sign language users' linguistic identities and cultural diversity. The World Federation of the Deaf launched the Global Leaders Challenge in 2020. This challenge intends to encourage local, national, and global leaders to utilize sign languages in

International Day of Older Persons

This day is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society. A statement by the UN Secretary-General states that on this holiday, which is celebrated on October 1, the UN recommends the local

World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 6 marks World Cerebral Palsy Day. We ask people around the world to come together to celebrate and support those living with CP, embrace diversity and to help create a more accessible future for everyone. As cerebral palsy affects more than 17 million people worldwide, there are millions of reasons to make your voice

National Down Syndrome Day

National Down Syndrome Day is commemorated to create awareness about down syndrome and to communicate facts about the condition. What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder arising at conception. There is an extra number 21 chromosome (Trisomy 21) which causes delays in physical and intellectual development

World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the serious nature and high rates of stroke and talk about ways in which we can reduce the burden of stroke through better public awareness of the risk factors and signs of stroke. It is also an opportunity to advocate for action by decision makers

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