World Cancer Day is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise worldwide awareness, improve education and catalyse personal, collective and government action to help people access to life-saving cancer treatment and care.
World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today.
The theme this year is Protected Together: Vaccines Work!, and the campaign will celebrate Vaccine Heroes from around the world – from parents and community members to health workers and innovators – who help ensure we are all protected through the power of vaccines.
World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year to inform the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what the World Health Organization is doing to fight against the use of tobacco, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.
World Refugee Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. Refugee Week ( 18 June to 24 June) is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. The theme for 2023-2025 is Finding Freedom.