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National Vaccination Day

India observes National Vaccination Day sometime called as National Immunization Day (NID)  on 16th March every year.  National Immunization Day was first observed on 16th March 1995 when first dose of Oral Polio Vaccine was given. The observance of National Vaccination Day is an attempt to enhance awareness for the eradication of polio from planet earth. Every year on this

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis. A group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Hepatitis affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year. World Hepatitis Day is

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World Polio Day

World Polio Day aims to increase awareness about polio virus and to encourage further actions to reduce it from spreading. The commemoration of the day also highlights the success of global strategies in reducing the spread of the disease. Polio is a highly infectious disease which targets the nervous system and can cause paralysis. Polio

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International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is a UN-sponsored awareness day that takes place February 6 each year. It is an effort to make the world aware of female genital mutilation (also called FGM) and to promote its eradication. Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or

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World Health Day – April 7

The World Health Day is observed every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO’s founding, and

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