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February 2018

World Cancer Day

February 4

Organized by: World Cancer Day

A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s 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 the world to take action. More information can be found at http://www.worldcancerday.org/

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

February 6

Organized by: United Nations

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognized as a human rights violation. UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM. In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This day is observed to enhance awareness of the issue and to encourage concrete actions against the practice. More information can be found at http://www.unfpa.org/events/international-day-zero-tolerance-female-genital-mutilation

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Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

February 19 - February 21

Organized by: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

​​​​​​​​​​​​For decades, IHI has been a world-renowned leader in health care improvement, teaching proven methodologies for making and sustaining change. In February 2018, IHI will bring its experience and expertise to Durban, South Africa for an unprecedented three-day conference — the first ever Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare. Featuring presenters from througho​ut Africa and across the globe, this bold new conference has been specifically designed to address the unique challenges faced by the health care community living…

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5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines

February 20 - February 23

Organized by: Global Forum on TB Vaccines

The Global Forum on TB Vaccines is the world’s largest gathering of stakeholders striving to develop new vaccines to prevent TB. It provides an important and unique opportunity to review the state of the field, share the latest research findings, and identify new and innovative approaches to TB vaccine R&D, with the end goal of developing and deploying new TB vaccines as quickly as possible. More information can be found at http://tbvaccinesforum.org/

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March 2018

International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference

March 5 - March 7

Organized by: DIHAD

DIHAD 2018 Conference will attempt to answer the question of how we can do (even) better in terms of humanitarian assistance with the resources in hand. Moreover, we will have six individual sessions dealing with how best to deal with requirements in protracted emergencies; how to innovatively identify and use additional resources; how to develop and implement more appropriate methodologies and enhance resilience; and how to enhance the required collaboration among humanitarian aid and development actors, in context with those…

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International Women’s Day

March 8

Organized by: United Nations

Conversation surrounding International Women’s Day was #1 on Facebook in 2017, doubling from 2016 and topping the Super Bowl at #2. More than 165 million people generated over 430 million interactions around the world. 2017 has been a big year for discussions by and about women. Merriam-Webster online dictionary announced “feminism” as the the most looked up word in 2017. And Pantone announced Ultra Violet as its 2018 Color of the Year. Global activism for progress is ignited. For International…

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62nd Commission on the Status of Women

March 12 - March 23

Organized by: United Nations

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session. More information can be found at http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw62-2018

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Advocacy Summit 2018

March 18 - March 20

Organized by: Save the Children

Every child deserves a strong start in life. That’s why, each year, we invite advocates from across the country to Washington D.C. to advocate for policies that benefit kids. Together, we can influence our elected officials and drive positive change on behalf of children. The Advocacy Summit is a three-day experience of dynamic sessions, exciting speakers and meetings with your elected leaders. The summit provides a unique opportunity for our supporters to delve deeper into the issues, receive training from…

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Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition General Membership Meeting

March 20 - March 22

Organized by: Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

At the 18th General Membership Meeting from 20-22 March, we will focus on the kaleidoscope of activities currently underway to improve supply chains, to ensure access to quality products, and to fight for policies supportive of women’s needs. In the face of all this activity, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of what really drives us forward – the individual woman. After all, it’s for her – pour elle – that we work to support her right to contraception,…

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World Water Day

March 22

Organized by: UN Water

Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods. Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution. More information can be found at http://www.worldwaterday.org/

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