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January 2021

SunSmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month

4 World Braille Day
24 World Leprosy Day

February 2021

Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month Reproductive Health Month Environmental Health Awareness Month

4 World Cancer Day
8 International Epilepsy Day
8-14 National Epilepsy Week
10-16 Pregnancy Awareness Week
12-16 STI\Condom Week
15 Feb–26 Mar Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination first round
19 Health Lifestyle Awareness

March 2021

TB Awareness Month

3 World Hearing Day
3 World Birth Defects Day
7-13 World Glaucoma Week
8 International Women’s Day
10-16 World Salt Awareness Week
11 World Kidney Day
12 World Glaucoma Day
20 World Head Injury Awareness Day
21 Human Rights Day
21 World Down Syndrome Day
24 World TB Day

April 2021

Health Awareness Month

2 World Autism Awareness Day
7 World Health Day
17 World Haemophilia Day
19-25 African Vaccination Week
25 World Malaria Day

May 2021

Anti-tobacco Campaign Month Burns Awareness Month International Multiple Sclerosis Month

5 World Hand Hygiene Day
8 World Red Cross Day
10 Global Move for Health Day
12 International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases
12 International Nurses Day
15 May-15 June Go Turquoise for the Elderly Campaign
28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health
31 May-7 June Child Protection Week
31 World No Tobacco Day

June 2021

Men’s Health Month National Blood Donor Month National Youth Month Go Turquoise for the Elderly Campaign

1 International Children’s Day
5 World Environment Day
6 National Cancer Survivors Day
7-13 World Heart Rhythm Week
14 World Blood Donor Day
15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16 Youth Day
21-27 SANCA Drug Awareness Week
25 World Vitiligo Day
26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

July 2021

Mental Illness Awareness Month

5-9 Corporate Wellness Week
11 World Population Day
18 Nelson Mandela International Day
28 World Hepatitis Day

August 2021

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October) National Women’s Month Organ Donor Month Child Heath Month

1-6 World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 CANSA Care Week
2-8 Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Awareness Week
8-14 Polio Awareness Week (TBC)
9 National Women’s Day
12 International Youth Day
16 Aug-23 Sep HPV vaccination second round
26-31 African Traditional Medicine Week
31 African Traditional Medicine Day

September 2021

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 Heart Awareness Month National Month of Deaf People National Oral Health Month

6-10 National Kidney Awareness Week
10 International Gynaecological Health Day
14 National Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Day
17 World Patient Safety Day
20-26 World Retina Week
21 World Alzheimer’s Day
25 World Pharmacist Day
26 World Environmental Health Day
29 World Heart Day

October 2021

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month Bone Marrow Stem Cell Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month (15 August to 15 October) Eye Care Awareness Month (21 September to 18 October) Breast Cancer Awareness Month Mental Health Awareness Month

1 International Day of Older Persons
7-10 Backcare Awareness Week
9-15 National Nutrition Week
9 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
10 World Mental Health Day
10-16 National Case Management Week
11-15 School Health Week
12 World Arthritis Day

November 2021

Quality Month Red Ribbon Month

1-5 SADC Malaria Week
3 Nov – 3 Dec Disability Rights Awareness Month
4-10 National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Week
6 National Children’s Day
6 SADC Malaria Day
8 World Radiography Day
11 World Quality Day
14 World Diabetes Day
17 World Prematurity Day
18-24 World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25 Nov-10 Dec 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children

December 2021

Prevention of Injuries Month SunSmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month (1 December to 31 January)

1 World AIDS Day
3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
4-11 International Volunteer Day
10 International Human Rights Day
12 Universal Health Coverage Day