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important days in october 2018



World Arthritis Day

RMDs are commonly classified into inflammatory and non-inflammatory types: Common non-inflammatory RMDs consist of degenerative spine diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. Common inflammatory RMDs consist of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, connective tissue diseases and polymyalgia rheumatica. Facts and figures RMDs affect a quarter of all people in the European Union – over 120 million people Almost every

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World Sight Day

World Sight Day is a global event that focuses on bringing attention on blindness and vision impairment. It is observed on the second Thursday of October each year. World Sight Day is an important advocacy and communications opportunity for the eye health community. It is a great time to engage with a wider audience –

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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of the Girl and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The International Day of the Girl Child promotes girls’ rights and highlights gender inequalities that remain between

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day, which is supported by the United Nations (UN), is annually held on October 10 to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide. This event promotes open discussions on illnesses, as well as investments in prevention and treatment services. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health

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World Postal Day

World Post day happens each year on October 9, commemorating the date for the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. The UPU was the start of global communications revolution, allowing people could write to others all over the world. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. The Posts in many countries

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World Humanitarian Action Day

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires

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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Voices for Hospices is a wave of concerts taking place on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day every two years. Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses

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World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world. It was officially designated by theUnited Nations and first celebrated in 1986. The purpose of the day is to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basichuman right to adequate shelter. It also aims to remind people that

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International Teacher’s Day – October 5

The United Nations‘ (UN) World Teachers’ Day celebrates the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels. This enables children and adults of all ages to learn to take part in and contribute to their local community and global society. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the

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World Animal Welfare Day / World Animal Day

World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. It started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy who wished to highlight the plight of endangered species. World Animal

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