Immunize for a healthy future: Know, Check, Protect.

This is the message of this year’s World Immunization Week, on 24-30 April.

Have a look at this short video which encourages you to ask your local health clinic which vaccines you need, check whether your vaccinations are up-to-date, and to get the vaccines you need, when you need them.

Share this from the World Health Organization (WHO) and help spread the word!

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The World Health Organization launched its 2013 World Health Report today, entitled “Research for Universal Health Coverage.” Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, describes universal coverage as “the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer.” The report calls on countries to continue investing in local research in order to develop a system of universal health coverage tailored to each individual country’s situation.

Why is World Hepatitis Day marked on 28 July every year?
Hepatitis viruses A, B, C, D and E can cause acute and chronic infection and inflammation of the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are chronically infected with hepatitis B and C, many of them are unaware.
Every year, close to 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis. Find out more from the World Health Organization (WHO) here: http://j.mp/12TrYQO

Why is World Hepatitis Day marked on 28 July every year?

Hepatitis viruses A, B, C, D and E can cause acute and chronic infection and inflammation of the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are chronically infected with hepatitis B and C, many of them are unaware.

Every year, close to 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis. Find out more from the World Health Organization (WHO) here: http://j.mp/12TrYQO


Friday is World Blood Donor Day! 
 A single unit of donated blood can save up to 3 lives.
World Blood Donor Day, celebrated on 14 June every year, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and recognize those voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. 
This year’s campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO) will focus on the value of donated blood to the patient, not only in saving life, but also in helping people live longer and more productive lives.
 

Friday is World Blood Donor Day!

 A single unit of donated blood can save up to 3 lives.

World Blood Donor Day, celebrated on 14 June every year, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and recognize those voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

This year’s campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO) will focus on the value of donated blood to the patient, not only in saving life, but also in helping people live longer and more productive lives.