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November 2017

World Pneumonia Day

November 12, 2017

Organized by: World Health Organization

World Pneumonia Day brings people from all over the world together uniting to demand that something be done to fight the pneumonia illness. World Pneumonia Day helps to highlight the severity of pneumonia and encourages more organisations to look at ways of combating the disease. This day was first hosted in 2009 when over 100 organisations joined to form the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia. It’s marked every year on 12 November to: Raise awareness about pneumonia, the world’s leading…

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World Diabetes Day Africa 2017 – Tackling the challenges of diabetes and obesity

November 13, 2017 - November 14, 2017

Organized by: Organized Events

Welcome to Cape Town This beautiful city provides the backdrop to our inaugural International Conference on Tackling the Challenges of Diabetes & Obesity (Africa). It is the first in a series of global events supporting the developing world’s fight against the diabetes epidemic. Coinciding with World Diabetes Day 2017 – the conference will be a platform for diverse stakeholders in the fight against diabetes to discuss challenges, share ideas, unpack research as well as start collaborating on medical and lifestyle interventions Join some of…

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World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2017

Organized by: World Health Organization

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 14, 2017 - November 20, 2017

Organized by: World Health Organization

World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. A global action plan to tackle the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines was endorsed at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015. One of the key objectives of the plan is to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial…

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World Prematurity Day

November 17, 2017

Organized by: World Health Organization

Premature birth is a very serious health problem. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born preterm and more than a million die as a result. Babies who survive often have lifelong health problems such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing loss, and intellectual disabilities.

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World Toilet Day

November 19, 2017

Organized by: World Health Organization

World Toilet Day is a day to take action. It is a day to raise awareness about all people who do not have access to a toilet – despite the human right to water and sanitation. It is a day to do something about it.

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Universal Children’s Day

November 20, 2017

Organized by: World Health Organization

By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world. The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and…

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2017

Organized by: World Health Organization

By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. On 20 December 1993 the General Assembly, by resolution 48/104, adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. A staggering one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in…

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16 days of activism against gender violence

November 25, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Organized by: World Health Organization

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign which takes place each year and runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), also encompassing other important key dates. Widely known as the ‘16 Days Campaign’, it is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. It was originated…

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6th EU-Africa Business Summit

November 27, 2017

Organized by: The Africa-EU Partnership

The 6th EU‐Africa Business Forum (EABF) is aimed at increasing investments with development impact in Africa. With its overarching theme being “investing in job creation for youth”, the Business Forum will look at the challenges and opportunities for investment in Africa along four strategic priorities of the EU-Africa cooperation, such as renewable energy, agribusiness, infrastructure and the digital economy, and will aim to provide solutions, particularly for the growing number of young and female entrepreneurs. Female and youth entrepreneurship will…

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