April World Days - List Of Important National & International Days


April Commemorative Days. International/World Observances in April.
Relating to Health & Well-BeingInformation / Notifications & Contact Details.
Date - Event - Information - #Twitter Hashtag - Website.

April. Stress Awareness Month. For health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. #stressawarenessmonth. www.nopanic.org.uk/stress-awareness-month. 

April. IBS Awareness Month. (irritable bowel syndrome) IBS is so common that it's likely you know at least one person with this functional disorder. Discover the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. #ibs. www.nhs.uk/conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs

April. Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Information and support for patients, family and friends from nurses and people affected by bowel cancer. #bowelcancer. www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk.

April 2. World Autism Awareness Day. An internationally recognised day encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise acceptance about people with autism throughout the world, and aims to put a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism, and others living with autism. #autismawareness. #worldautismawarenessday. https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/world-autism-awareness-day.

April 4. Vitamin C Day. Unless you can eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, you may need to take a dietary supplement of vitamin C. Vitamin C deficiency decreases the ability to ward off infection. #vitaminC. www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-c.

April. 1st Wednesday of April. National Walking Day. Asking workers, teachers, parents and children to put their best foot forward and challenge themselves to walk to school or work each day. A great chance to incorporate active transportation into your daily routine.to remind people about the health benefits of taking a walk. #NationalWalkingDaywww.heart.org.

April. 1st Friday of April.Walk to Work Day. Taking simple steps to improve your health could pay dividends years down the line. It  encourages people to ditch the cars and bikes and walk to work in an effort to reduce pollution and to stay healthy. #walk2work. #w2wdwww.verywellfit.com/national-walk-to-work-day-3435889.

April 6. International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. To celebrate the contribution of sports and physical activity to education, human development, healthy lifestyles, and to raise awareness of this day. #idsdp. www.un.org/en/events/sportday.

April 6. National Student Athlete Day. Started by the National Consortium for Athletics and Sports, this day celebrates the student athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom. This day is generally recognised nationwide, but can be celebrated throughout the months of March and April at NCAA colleges and universities. #NationalStudentAthleteDay. www.ncaa.org.

April 7. International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, recalling also that Hutu and others who opposed it were killed. The atrocity, characterised by the systematic murder of over 800,000 Rwandans - the vast majority of which belonged to the Tutsi tribe. #genocideprevention. www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/rwanda.

April 7. World Health Day. A global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organisations to raise global awareness of different threats to our health. #WHD. #worldhealthday. www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2018/en.

April 9. Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week. This important annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness of male specific cancers – prostate, testicular and penile cancer – and to provide practical advice, support and information on the detection, diagnosis and treatment. #OrchidCancer. www.orchid-cancer.org.uk

April 10. World Homeopathy Day.  The week is a celebration of both homeopaths and those who have been healed with homeopathy - share education and accessibility of homeopathy around the world, and ccelebrate the birth of its founder Dr. Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann. #HomeopathyDay. www.worldhomeopathy.org

April 11Parkinson's Awareness Week. An opportunity to: reach more people affected by the condition and raise funds for vital research into better treatments - change public attitudes, and to reach more people affected by Parkinson's. #parkinsonswww.parkinsons.org.uk/get-involved

April 17. World Haemophilia Day. Is recognised worldwide to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. This is a critical effort since with increased awareness comes better diagnosis and access to care for the millions who remain without treatment. #wfhemophilia. www.wfh.org/en/whd

April 21. World Creativity and Innovation Day.  Today is the day to celebrate your creativity and new ideas and can also be applied to the creative process and scientific innovation. It has been celebrated in over 46 countries since 2002. #WorldCreativity. www.wciw.org.

April 22. International Mother Earth Day was established in 2009, by the General Assembly - introduced by The Plurinational State of Bolivia and endorsed by over 50 member states. It helps to end plastic pollution. Plastic is threatening our planet's survival, from poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our streams and landfills. #earthday. #internationalmotherearthday. www.un.org/en/events/motherearthday

April 24. World Day for Laboratory Animals. Was instituted in 1979 and has been a catalyst for the movement to end the suffering of animals in laboratories around the world and their replacement with advanced scientific non-animal techniques. The suffering of millions of animals all over the world. #worldanimalday. www.worlddayforlaboratoryanimals.org.

April 25. World Malaria Day. This day highlights the remarkable progress achieved in tackling one of humanity’s oldest diseases. Globally, over 3 billion people in many countries are at risk of malaria, and to remind us of both the opportunity that exists and the continued commitment that is needed to break the cycle of malaria and eliminate it once and for all. #worldmalariaday. www.who.int/campaigns/malaria-day/2017/en.

April 26. International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day. The day was first observed in 2016, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the 1986 nuclear disaster. The first commemoration of the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day took place in the United Nations headquarters in New York. #Chernobyl. www.un.org/en/events/chernobylday/index.shtml.

April 28. World Day for Safety and Health at Work.  A campaign to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour. Every day, thousands of people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases - resulting in millions of deaths and accidents every year which occur on the job annually. Many of these resulting in extended absences from work. #shwday. #worldWHSday. www.ilo.org/safework/events/safeday/lang--en/index.htm.

April 29. Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare. For all victims of chemical warfare - the date 1997 is when the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force - to give people the chance to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare. #victimschemicalwarfare. #chemwarfareday. www.opcw.org/special-sections/victims-of-chemical-weapons-network.

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