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October 2017

World Polio Day

October 24

Organized by: World Health Organization

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus, developed by Albert Sabin, led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988. As of 2013, GPEI had reduced polio worldwide by 99%. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease.…

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World Cities Day

October 31

Organized by: World Health Organization

Recognizing the significance of urban basic services as a foundation for the overall social and economic development, the UN General Assembly designated on 27 December 2013, by resolution 68/239, 31 October as World Cities Day as of 2014. Planned urbanization maximizes the capacity of cities to generate employment and wealth, and to foster diversity and social cohesion between different classes, cultures, ethnicities and religions. Cities designed to live together create opportunities, enable connection and interaction, and facilitate sustainable use of…

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November 2017


November 1 - November 3

Organized by: TEDMED

As we work to make advances that will shape a healthier humanity, progress is incremental but vision is unbounded. We create a healthier world by working in that fertile zone between the limited (knowledge, resources, time) and the limitless (imagination, creativity, curiosity). This year’s event will focus on that productive tension between “what is” and “what if,” the inspiration that continues to drive us further into what’s possible. Together, we are limitless.

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ASTMH 66th Annual Meeting

November 5 - November 9

Organized by: ASTMH

The ASTMH Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, government, non-profits, philanthropy, NGOs, industry, military and private practice. The meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians, practicing physicians in tropical medicine, students and all health care providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and global health.

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November 6 - November 17

Organized by: World Health Organization

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be organized by Fiji and hosted at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany.

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November 6 - November 7

Organized by: Africa Health Business Ltd. (AHBL)

TRANSFORMING PPPs FOR HEALTH IN AFRICA Business spending across the African continent is expected to grow from USD 2.6 trillion in 2015 to USD 3.5 trillion by 2025. This trend is driving greater demand for quality, affordable healthcare services from the low and middle income households compromising 70% of Africa’s purchasing power. Recognizing collaboration as critical to meeting this demand, the private healthcare sector, governments, and development agencies are increasingly invested in public-private partnerships to strengthen health systems and improve…

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World Pneumonia Day

November 12

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 - November 14

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

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 - November 20

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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