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World White Cane Day – guiding the Blind

White Cane Safety Day is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane. On October 6, 1964, a joint resolution of the U.S.

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Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits by washing their hands with soap at critical moments throughout each day. It takes place on October 15 of each year. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of handwashing with soap as a key approach to

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World Standards Day

World Standards Day is celebrated internationally each year on 14 October.The day honours the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization(ISO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The aim of World Standards Day is to

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International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

The United Nations (UN) International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is annually observed on the second Wednesday of October to raise the profile of disaster risk reduction. It also encourages people and governments to participate in building more resilient communities and nations. Activities for the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction usually include media announcements

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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 Rose Day – Welfare of Cancer Patients

Rose day is observed to let all cancer patients aware that they can face the disease with strong willpower and spirit. Its observed on every year September 22. Alertness about cancer is important not only for supporting the patients, but also for preventing it. Awareness programs on the Rose day also make normal people aware

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