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On average, 12% of the world’s population is left- handed. Since most of the world is right-handed, they might experience some difficulties as most of the equipment is made for right-handed people. However, the percentage of "lefties" is slowly increasing, and being left-handed is becoming more socially accepted. Ipokrate is supporting left-handed people, by improving the awareness and acceptance of this difference.
Young people have a crucial role to play in society. They refresh and reanimate it by fostering leadership, innovation, education, and peace between nations. Knowing 4.6 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years. Ipokrate is monitoring this day to celebrate the world’s young people and to highlight their importance to our society.
August was designated National Road Victim Month following the death of Princess Diana on 31st August 1997, and to commemorate the first death by a motor vehicle - Bridget Driscoll in 1896. Over the last decade, the number of people killed on Britain’s roads has stayed at more or less the same level year on year. Five people are killed every day, and over 60 are seriously injured. Ipokrate is supporting the National Road Victim Month encouraging people to respect driving laws and to save lives.
The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. Ipokrate is celebrating the international day of the world's indigenous peoples to promote the rights of indigenous people.
Breastfeeding, or nursing, is a blessing that begins with every newborn, so that the mother might provide the baby with all the nutrition it needs. Breast milk contains antibodies that help the infant fight off viruses immensely. The death of around 820,000 children could be prevented globally every year with increased breastfeeding. Ipokrate is celebrating Breastfeeding Week to urge mothers to breastfeed their babies.
Human trafficking or the trade of people is a crime against humans and humanity. Today in the 21stcentury, it is really sad to know that still there is human trafficking in the world. In the US, 50,000 people are trafficked each year. Globally, an estimated 71% of trafficked people are women and girls and 29 % are men. Ipokrate is observing the world day against trafficking in persons to raise awareness against human trafficking and the plight of its victims to promote and protect their rights.
Worldwide, 500 million people are estimated to be infected with hepatitis B or C. 1.5 million people infected with hepatitis die every year. Ipokrate is celebrating world hepatitis day to raise public awareness of hepatitis, its prevention, and the necessity of its early diagnosis and treatment.
The International Chess Day is celebrated annually on July 20, the day the International Chess Federation was founded, in 1924. The idea to celebrate this day as the international chess day was proposed by UNESCO, and it has been celebrated as such since 1966 after it was established by FIDE. Ipokrate is celebrating world chess day and salute all chess players.
Nelson Mandela, African nationalist and socialist, and the African first black head of state elected in fully representative democratic election. He focused during his tenure (from 1991 to 1997) on dismantling and eliminating racism and discrimination. Ipokrate is celebrating this day to commemorate Nelson Mandela, his achievements and sacrifices to free his people from suppression, injustice, and racism.
International justice, is the way to insure accountability for serious crimes, such as genocides, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and enforced disappearances. Ipokrate is observing the world day of international justice, to promote the international criminal justice and to support the work of the ICC.
Youth skills development is an essential way to enable young people to smoothly move into the work stage, since young people are three times more being unemployed that adults. Ipokrate is observing the world youth skills day, to achieve better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth, to eradicate youth unemployment and underemployment in the world.
Simplicity is not a sacrifice, living with less could be healthier and more interesting. Ipokrate is observing the national simplicity day, created in memory of Emily Rachel Silverstein, to encourage people to live a simple life, in order to make the world a better place.
As of March 2020, the world population was estimated to reach 7.8 billion people and is growing at a rate of around 1.05% (81 million people) per year. While deaths numbered 60.20 million this year, birth numbered 140.66 million. Ipokrate is celebrating world population day to raise awareness of population issues and improve knowledge about them.
Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or well-being. Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern. Ipokrate is celebrating the national childhood obesity week to raise awareness and promote solutions to end this obesity crisis.
These are the international days and weeks currently observed by the United Nations. The United Nations designates specific days, weeks, years and decades as occasions to mark particular events or topics in order to promote, through awareness and action, the objectives of the Organization. Ipokrate is celebrating the United Nations awareness month to shed light on the importance to take precautions to stay safe.
Asteroid Day is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that took place on June 30, 1908, the most harmful known asteroid-related events on Earth in recent history. Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness about asteroids and what can be done to protect the Earth, its families, communities, and future generations from a catastrophic event. Ipokrate is celebrating international asteroid day to raise awareness about the damage an asteroid can deal.
The International Day of the Tropics celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the tropics while highlighting unique challenges and opportunities nations of the Tropics face. Ipokrate is celebrating the international day of the tropics to draw attention to the remarkable tropics.
The family is the core of society; the more cohesive the family is, the more directly it will contribute to the development of society. Ipokrate is celebrating the National Family Month to improve knowledge of the importance of the family and ways to make it stronger and more cohesive.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is a mental disorder that could occur after the person is exposed to a chock or a traumatic event. It may cause disturbed thoughts, mental or physical distress and more. Approximately, 20% of people who experience a traumatic event in their lives, will develop PTSD and around 3.5% of the U.S. population are affected with PTSD yearly. Ipokrate is observing the National PTSD awareness day to raise awareness of this disorder and its prevention. Because mental health is wealth.
Drug abuse and illicit trafficking are two main leaders for many major social problems, such as violence, drugged driving, child abuse, stress, homelessness, and much more. According to WHO, around 31 million persons have drug use disorders in the world. Almost 11 million people inject drugs, of which 1.3 million are living with HIV, 5.5 million with hepatitis C, and 1 million with both HIV and hepatitis C. Unfortunately, 1 in five deaths in the world is caused by drug use. Ipokrate is observing the International day against drug abuse & illicit trafficking, to raise awareness of the drugs abuse danger and the importance of controlling and ending this pandemic.
Vitiligo is the most common depigmentation skin disease which causes loss of skin and hair colour in patches that expand with time.Unfortunately, this disease is still known as stigma in some countries. The worldwide prevalence of vitiligo ranges between 0.5 and 2%. Around 25% of cases occurred before 10 years-old, while 50% of cases occurred before 20 years- old. Ipokrate is observing the World vitiligo day to raise public awareness that vitiligo could affect anyone. Vitiligo is a disease and not a shame.
Public services are fundamental to serve all member of a community which are usually provided by government to citizens, such as electricity, education, health care, public transportation, waste management, etc… Ipokrate is celebrating the UN public service day to improve knowledge of the value and virtue of public service to the community and its importance for nations development.
Humanism is a rationalist outlook which gives prime importance to human being, because human is the most precious creature on earth. Ipokrate is celebrating the world humanist day to publicize the positive values of Humanism and to effect positive change in the world.
In this world thousands of families are forced to leave their home every day to flee for their lives. Escaping from violence and killing to places that may not give them appropriate living conditions. The total number of refugee worldwide exceeded 50 million for the first time since World War II. Ipokrate is observing the world refugee day to urge people to support and help refugees to live the life they deserve after they lost their homes and their peace.
In the United States, around 100,000 people have SCD. Worldwide, over 300 000 babies with severe hemoglobin disorders are born each year.Approximately 5% of the world's population are healthy carriers of a gene for sickle-cell disease or thalassemia. Ipokrate is observing the world sickle day to raise awareness of the SCD and the need to its early diagnosis and treatment.
Autism is not a shame; autism is a difference. One in 160 children in the world, suffers from autism. Ipokrate is observing the autistic pride day, to encourage persons suffering from autism to speak out themselves.
Our environment is our responsibility, as much as we preserve it as much as life on earth will last longer. Desertification and drought can tragically lead to climate change and lack of resources and materials necessary for the survival of mankind. Ipokrate is celebrating the World day to combat desertification & drought, to raise awareness of desertification and drought and the importance of their prevention to sustain a healthy world.
The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is observed on 16 June each year. The day recognizes the contribution of over 200 million migrant workers to improve the lives of their 800 million family members back home, and to create a future of hope for their children. Ipokrate is celebrating international day of family remittances to support every migrant worker.
The estimation for kidney cancer for 2020 in the united states could record 73,750 new case. Unfortunately, 14,830 people will die from this disease. Ipokrate is observing the kidney cancer day to raise awareness of this disease, its early diagnosis and treatment.
The elderly in our society are the source of wisdom and knowledge because of their long life experience. Since they were our source of care it is our time now to take care of them and respect them. Elder abuse is an unappropriated act that could cause distress and harm to an old person. Around 1 in 6 old persons are exposed to elder abuse every year. Ipokrate is observing the World elder abuse awareness day to raise awareness of elder’s importance in our society and the necessity of giving them the needed care and respect. Remember while dealing with an old person that one day you will be elderly too.
Blood donation is an act of charity to support people in urgent need or lifesaving. In the United states, approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells, 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed every day. Each year, an estimated 6.8 million people donate blood. Ipokrate is observing the world blood donor day to thank every blood donor in the world and to urge more donations. Donate, cause in one blood donation you could save up to 3 lives.
According to the World Health Organization, estimates vary from 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 20,000 in worldwide. Ipokrate is observing the international Albinism awareness day to raise awareness about this disorder, and urge the public to the understanding of this disorder and its acceptancy.
It is really tragic in 21st century to know that worldwide child labour is still allowed. Child labour, is a kind of child utilization through any form of work which could deprive children their childhood. Around 200 million children today are child labourers, 73 million of these children are below 10 years old. Ipokrate is celebrating the world day against child labour to help reduce this epidemic and raise awareness about childhood importance for children and their future.
Worldwide, cataracts is the leading cause of blindness and is behid 33% of instances of visual impairment. In America, it affects around 24 million people. The good news is that it can be solved with very simple surgery, and more than 95% of surgeries are successful. Ipokrate is celebrating the Cataract Awareness Month to raise awareness of this disease and its treatment.
Earth is known as blue planet since oceans covers 70 percent of the Earth's surface. It produces over half of the world's oxygen and absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere. As part of our environment, and great source of goods and food, it contributes in the world economy and helps its improvement. Ipokrate is celebrating the world ocean day to improve knowledge about the oceans importance and its resources management.
Safe food contributes to a safer and healthier world. Food is the most consumed material in the world. Just as food directly affects human health, the validity and quality of food consumed must be emphasized. The food safety includes food labelling, food hygiene, preparation, and storage in the proper way that prevent food-borne illness. Ipokrate is celebrating the world food safety day, to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent food- borne illness.
UN Russian Language Day is observed annually on June 6. The event was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010. UN Russian Language Day coincides with the birthday of Aleksandr Pushkin, a Russian poet who is considered the father of modern Russian language. Ipokrate is celebrating the Russian language day, to highlight cultural diversity and to point up this beautiful language.
Our environment is our only home, if we protect it we are protecting our lives. It is the sources of human needs as air, food and water which human cannot live without. Ipokrate is celebrating the world environment day to raise awareness of the importance of our environment and keeping it healthy.
Children are the weakest link in society, so they must be given the ultimate protection. 607 million young children in the world are living without full legal protection. Worldwide, around 300 million children experience violent discipline by their caregivers regularly. 250 million are punished by physical means and 9 million girls were exposed to sexual violence every year. Ipokrate is observing this day to support those children and to say to offenders: children deserve to enjoy a peaceful life and they have the right to, stop offending children.
For many of us, riding a bicycle without training wheels is the first challenging physical activity we ever learn how to master. We all remember, don’t we? A running start.
Children are the world future, the more we give our children a decent life to live the more we will help future prosperity and development. Ipokrate is celebrating this special day to honour every child in the world and to urge the support of children and preserve their rights
Smoking is one of the bad addictive habits that can result in death. It has been a major health problem for many decades. Approximately 8 million people die each year because of tobacco consumption. Around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Ipokrate is celebrating the World no-tobacco day to raise awareness of the danger that smoking could cause death and to urge smokers to dilute or quit smoking.
Our children are our responsibility. Every child has the right to be raised with his family, but unfortunately in a world somehow missing to humanity children are abducted and kidnaped from their families and some are lost. In the United States, a child becomes missing or abducted every 40 seconds. About 74 percent of the victims are girls. Ipokrate is observing this day to honor all abducted children and aware families from abduction and loss of their beloved ones
Worldwide about 1 percent of the population is diagnosed with schizophrenia. About 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with schizophrenia this year around the world. Ipokrate is observing the World Schizophrenia day to raise awareness of this chronic disease, how to treat and understand people living with Schizophrenia.
Biological Diversity is the source of life, the richer the diversity of life, the greater the opportunity for medical discoveries and economic development. In addition, 40 per cent of the world’s economy and 80 per cent of the needs of the poor are derived from biological resources. Ipokrate is celebrating the International day for biological diversity to raise awareness about the biodiversity importance and the necessity to protect and develop it.
World AIDS Vaccine Day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, is observed annually on May 18. HIV vaccine advocates mark the day by promoting the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.
Living together in peace is all about accepting differences and having the ability to listen to, recognize, respect and appreciate others, as well as living in a peaceful and united way. The UN General-Assembly, in its resolution 72/130, declared 16 May the International Day of Living Together in Peace, as a means of regularly mobilizing the efforts of the international community to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity.
The International Day of Families is observed on the 15 May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families.
International Nurses Day is an international day observed around the world on 12 May of each year, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.
National Technology Day founded on January 6th by AXEL, a technology-based company headquartered out of Las Vegas, to recognize the way technology changes the world and looks to the future of technology. From the wheel to smartphones, each year this day honors technological achievements made that impact our daily lives. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Technology Day in 2016.
The federal government’s Office on Women’s Health created National Women’s Health Week as a way to encourage all women to make the choices which are right for them.
A global health problem, lupus affects people of all nationalities, races, ethnicity, gender and age. Lupus can affect any part of the body in any way at any time, often with unpredictable and life-changing results. While lupus knows no boundaries, knowing all you can about lupus can help control its impact.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. World Red Cross Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8 May each year. This date is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, who was born on 8 May 1828
A healthy mind in a healthy body. It is as important as the physical health and maybe more. In 2017 around 792 million people lived with a mental health disorder. Which is unfortunately more than 1 in 10 people worldwide.
International No Diet Day is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity.
International Firefighters' Day is observed on May 4. It was instituted after a proposal was emailed out across the world on January 4, 1999 due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a bushfire in Australia.
The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day or just World Press Day, observed to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression
Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children worldwide. Around 235 million people are living with asthma. Ipokrate is observing the world asthma day to improve asthma awareness, care and treatment around the world.
Approximately 1% of the world population are estimated to be affected with Celiac disease while 80 % of them are still unreported. Ipokrate is observing the Celiac Awareness Month to support those affected and to raise awareness of this chronic disease and its treatment.
International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day in most countries and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement and occurs every year on May Day.
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel. IPOKRATE is celebrating this day and supporting all Medical Laboratory professionals around the world who also made a huge difference in fighting this global pandemic (covid-19).
World Day for Safety & Health at Work was established in 2003 to strengthen all efforts done the international organizations for work accident prevention and occupational disease. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN) fully support this specific day because it is a unique opportunity to shed light on work safety and occupational health issues. April 28 coincides with the International Commemoration Day for Dead & Injured Workers celebrated by the Trade Union Movement since 1996. Ipokrate is celebrating this day and supporting all awareness campaigns and measures aiming to educate, prevent and, create a safe environment protecting all workers at their workplace...
World Immunization Week is celebrated every last week of April aiming to remind the importance of vaccines and their regular use to protect people of all ages against disease. This great invention is still the best way to control any vaccine-preventable diseases and the most cost-effective intervention. An estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year were averted thanks to vaccination but unfortunately, around 20 million children are still waiting for the vaccines they need. Ipokrate is celebrating the world immunization week to raise awareness about the immunization importance for health and well-being and to urge people to immunize their selves, their children, and their families. Because an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure…
World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated every 26 of April. Established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to highlight the significance of inventions, patents, trademarks and copyrights and how they can influence the future of our planet. April 26 was selected because on this day of 1970, the convention signed in Sweden in 1967 establishing the WIPO entered into force. This day becomes an opportunity to organize hundreds of events “in normal circumstances” to spread the spirit of intellectual property protection across the globe, to push countries to strengthen their collaboration and harmonize their laws and regulations, to educate people to respect intellectual property rights and to support invention as the right way for innovation...
World Malaria Day is an international commemoration day held every year on April 25th. It was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly given the impending need for education and awareness-raising of populations living in endemic areas. Given the huge number of people affected by this disease in 106 countries and the resulting number of deaths – 429.000 in 2015 – mostly among African children, nationals’ malaria-control programs and community-based education activities have become indispensable as prevention and understanding of malaria strategies for the population at risk. World Malaria Day took over the African Malaria Day which was originally founded in 2001. Every year, this observance day...
The celebration of a World Meningitis Day aims to highlight the significance of efficient prevention, early diagnosis, effective treatment, and adequate support for those patient’s victims of this infection which can have very handicapping consequences and sequelae. Led by the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF), member itself of the Confederation of Meningitis Organizations (COMO), every year a specific aspect of the disease is raised and shared as the theme of the awareness day. For this year, the selected theme is “Defeat Meningitis”. We should all act to make it a reality.
World Book and copyright day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Ipokrate is celebrating this day to recognize the scope and importance of books on the well-being and self development of humankind.
International Mother Earth Day was established in 2009, by the United Nations General Assembly under Resolution A/RES/63/278. This Resolution was introduced by The Plurinational State of Bolivia and endorsed by over 50 member states. It recognizes that "the Earth and its ecosystems are our home" and that it is necessary to promote harmony between human beings and the surrounding nature. The term of “Mother Earth” was used because it reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. April 22 was selected to celebrate this day...
World Creativity and innovation day is a global UN day celebrated to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem-solving with respect to advancing the United Nations sustainable development goal, also known as the “global goals” IPOKRATE is celebrating this day to encourage people to use new ideas, make new decisions, and take the steps towards making the world better through creative thinking.
World Hemophilia Day is held on April 17 by the World Federation of Hemophilia “WFH”. It is an awareness day for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, which serves to educate people and raise awareness of the health problems caused by this type of disease. Also, it serves to raise funds to support research and scientific events and attract volunteers for the World Federation for Hemophilia particularly to care for people in need. This awareness day was started in 1989 and April 17 was chosen in honor of Frank Schnabel’s birthday who founded the World Federation for Hemophilia in 1963.
The World Voice Day “WVD” is an international annual event held on April 16 and dedicated to the celebration of the phenomenon of voice. The aim is to highlight the enormous value of the voice in people’s daily lives and its implication on the healthy and effective connection between human beings. World Voice Day brings worldwide awareness to the necessity of preventing voice issues, training the artistic voice, rehabilitating the sick or deviant voice as well as researching the application and function of the voice. Dedicating a special day to the voice was first launched by the Society of Laryngology & Voice in Brazil...
Chagas disease, known as the silent disease, affects yearly 6 to 8 over one million people and leads unfortunately to 12,000 deaths. IPOKRATE is observing the World Chagas Disease Day to raise awareness about this disease and promote scientific research for its control and its prevention.
Functional Neurological Disorder, also called Conversion Disorder, occurs approximately in 14 to 22 cases over 100,000 people. IPOKRATE is observing the FND awareness day to raise awareness of this disease, to encourage research programs and to develop knowledge about it.
Homeopathy believes that the body has the ability to cure itself, and is based on the use of natural substances such plants and minerals. IPOKRATE is observing the World Homeopathy Day to highlight the philosophy which stands behind this particular way to cure disease and to recover the harmony of the human being.
Childhood is the most sensitive stage of building a child’s personality and future. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or psychological. Around 3 million cases are reported yearly in the United States and 5 children die every day because of child abuse. IPOKRATE is observing this day to raise awareness about children rights, and promote prevention of child negligence and abuse.
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding. This year, the global sporting community is facing serious challenges due to covid-19 measures imposed in countless countries around the world. IPOKRATE would like to celebrate this day to encourage people to stay fit and practice all kinds of indoor activities and to stay connected with our coaches, teammates, instructors and fellow sports fans who not only help us to stay physically fit but also socially active.
Human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Disregarding that may lead to an unjust society and uneven chances to people to access the basic human rights initially stated in the Universal Declaration of 1789. IPOKRATE is celebrating the International day of Conscience, to commemorate the importance of human conscious and its important role in sustaining peace, equality, fraternity and freedom for all human beings.
One unlucky step may cost your life… Years ago, millions of landmines were buried in countries across the world and thousands of lives were lost. Unfortunately, children account for one in every five landmine victims. IPOKRATE is observing the International Day for Mine Awareness to raise awareness against landmines danger and what damages it can cause among families and communities.
It is estimated that worldwide one over 160 children has an Autism spectrum disorder that will persist into their adolescence and adulthood. IPOKRATE is observing the World Autism Awareness Day to raise awareness about autism, how to understand and accept autistic people and help them integrate their community.
It is estimated that worldwide one over 160 children has an Autism spectrum disorder that will persist into their adolescence and adulthood. IPOKRATE is observing the Autism Awareness Month to raise awareness about autism, how to understand and accept autistic people and help them integrate their community.
Transgender Day of Visibility is a day to show our respect and support for the trans-community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans-people around the globe. Ipokrate is celebrating this day to raise awareness and fight cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans-community.
The presence of the doctor is the beginning of the cure… On this special day, Ipokrate is taking the opportunity to thank every doctor in the world for their sacrifices and contributions to sustain a healthy society, especially these days dealing with almost the most dangerous pandemic virus covid-19. And because in such bad times they are our only hope. Ipokrate wishes you a Happy National Doctors’ Day.
Around 50 million people worldwide are affected by epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. Ipokrate is observing the Purple Day for Epilepsy to increase worldwide awareness about Epilepsy, and to dispel common myths and fears of this neurological disorder.
According to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40 to 50 million abortions, which corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day. Ipokrate is observing this day to raise awareness of abortion. As the American Cardinal Bernard Law said: “Depriving an innocent human being of life has always been a monstrous moral evil”. Also, John Paul II viewed the day as "a positive option in favor of life and the spread of a culture for life to guarantee respect for human dignity in every situation".
Worldwide, Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death. Each day, over 4000 people lose their lives due to “TB” and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Ipokrate is observing the World Tuberculosis Day to raise awareness of the global epidemic Tuberculosis, its early diagnosis and treatment.
Water is an essential building block of our life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health. Water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. Ipokrate is celebrating the World Water Day to promote the public awareness of water saving and water sustainable management. “Do not waste water even if you were at a running stream”.
The estimated incidence of Down syndrome is around 1 over 1,000 live births worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Ipokrate is observing the “World Down Syndrome Day” to honor people affected by this congenital condition and those who live and work with them throughout the world, in order to raise public awareness.
Dental and oral health is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. 90% of the world's population, will suffer one day from an oral disease in their lifetime. Ipokrate is celebrating the World oral health day “WOHD” to raise awareness about oral health and its importance. Because a healthy mouth enables us to enjoy a healthy life
The World Sleep Day has been organized yearly since 2008 by the World Sleep Day Committee part of the World Sleep Society with the main aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society. Ipokrate is celebrating this day to raise awareness for better prevention and management of sleep disorders for a healthier life.
Globally, 18.8 million women and girls are living with HIV. Nearly 870 000 new HIV infections among women and girls are diagnosed every year, but the main concern is that still seven out of 10 young women do not have any comprehensive knowledge about HIV. Ipokrate is celebrating the Women HIV Awareness Day to help spreading awareness against HIV, how to avoid it and how to protect our families from this infection.
Nearly 2 million patients worldwide are affected by end stage renal disease (ESRD). More than 100,000 patients in the United States are on the kidney transplant list, but last year there were no more than 21,000 donor organs available for transplant. Ipokrate is observing the World Kidney Day to raise awareness about kidney’s functions and to reduce the impact of kidney diseases and its associated health problems worldwide.
More than 3 million Americans are living with glaucoma, and 2.7 million of whom - aged 40 and older - are affected by its most common form, the open-angle glaucoma. IPOKRATE is celebrating this week to invite everyone to contribute to sight preservation and to promote regular eye examination to detect this disease as early as possible.
Women play a vital role in human progress and are an integral part of the society. Throughout history, the central role of women in society has ensured the stability, progress and long-term development of nations. Some relevant facts: less than half (47.7%) of all women participated in the labor force; 606 million (21.7%) women provide unpaid care on a full-time basis; 35% of STEM students and 22% of professionals in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are women, etc… Mothers are the creators and educators of a future society. Ipokrate is honoring all women by celebrating this day to challenge stereotypes, fight bias and, broaden perceptions by highlighting women’s achievements.
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) may affect 0.5 to 2 % of the population. Ipokrate is celebrating the 5th of March AS the Dissociative Identity Disorder Day (DID) to spread awareness, understanding, respect, and compassion regarding all whom are affected by this disorder.
Approximately 39% of adults in the world are overweight, and 13% are obese. In 2017, 4.7 million people died worldwide as a result of obesity. Ipokrate is observing World Obesity Day to raise awareness of the danger of obesity on health and the importance of its prevention.
On December 20, 2013 the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed the 3rd of March as the World Wildlife Day. A convention was adopted on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) raising the importance and benefits of fauna and flora in the planet. Ipokrate found this day as an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation provides to the humanity.
Colorectal cancer is estimated to be the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. men and women aged from 30 to 39. This year, an estimated 147,950 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and their 5-year survival rate is estimated to 64%. IPOKRATE is observing this day to spread awareness for early cancer diagnosis leading to early treatment and higher chances of recovery.
Discrimination is the act of making an unfavorable distinction for a being based on the group, class, or category to which they are perceived to belong. Ipokrate celebrates the right of everyone to live a full and productive life and live it with dignity. Zero Discrimination Day highlights how people can become informed about and promote inclusion, compassion, peace and, above all, a movement for change and create a global movement of solidarity to end all forms of discrimination.
Rare Disease Day is an observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness of rare diseases and to improve access, treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. According to the European organization, treatment for many rare diseases is insufficient, as are the social networks to support individuals with rare diseases and their families. Ipokrate is observing the rare disease day to raise awareness for unknown or overlooked illnesses.
Ipokrate is celebrating the Non-Governmental Organization’s day to inspire people to become more actively involved and encourage a greater symbiosis between NGO’s and both the public and private sectors. The universal concept of the World NGO Day is Celebrate, Commemorate and Collaborate the various NGOs around the world, and the people behind them.
International Mother Language Day is a worldwide annual observance day to promote the preservation and protection of all languages spoken by people of all the world. Ipokrate is celebrating this day to raise awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism.
World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections. Ipokrate is celebrating this day to spread awareness about social justice and equality, and to urge people to know their rights and duties in society.
Every year, approximately 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer, and many more remain unreported due to a lack of registries in a large number of countries. With access to quality care, more than 80% of children with cancer can survive. Ipokrate is celebrating this day to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to improve knowledge about diagnostic and treatment.
Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 at Shrewsbury, England to become a biologist, naturalist and geologist, known for his theory of evolution, Origin of Species and The Descent of Man. IPOKRATE is inviting you to commemorate the birth anniversary of Charles Darwin and his significant contributions in the field of science and humanity, to inspire people all over the world and to reflect the importance of the scientific thinking, works, curiosity to find new things, hunger for truth, education, and human well-being.
According to a UN study from 14 countries, the probability for female students graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in science is 18%, while the male equivalent is 37%. The United Nations have proclaimed February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science aiming to ensure full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. Ipokrate is celebrating this day to urge greater investments in science, and education for all women as well as opportunities for their careers and longer-term professional advancement.
Ipokrate is honoring those born with heart defect and all their families and friends by celebrating the Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. One over 100 are born with CHD every year in the United States, and over 1.4 million adults are living with it. Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week is encouraging people to learn more about this condition, and to better contribute on its prevention.
Female Genital Mutilation is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights, and integrity of girls and women. It is particularly practiced in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. UNICEF estimated that, in 2016, 200 million women living today in 30 countries have undergone this procedure.
In 2019, an estimated 9.6 million people worldwide died from Cancer, making it the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular diseases. Nearly everyone knows or has lost someone dear from Cancer. Ipokrate is celebrating the World Cancer Day to help raising Cancer awareness and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Because together we can continue to transform Cancer from deadly to treatable, and from treatable to preventable.
World Interfaith Harmony Week is a UN resolution for a worldwide week of interfaith harmony proposed in 2010 by King Abdullah II and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan. The World Interfaith Harmony Week falls in the first week of February of every year and aims to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.
February 2nd is the Rheumatoid Awareness day specifically celebrated to raise the consequences can have such a disease on the life of affected people. About 1% of the American population lives with this condition, 70% of them are women according to Arthritis Foundation. IPOKRATE is celebrating this day to help raise awareness for all the people whose functions are impaired daily by this chronic disease.
Aspergillosis affects around 15 million people and kills over 1 million each year. Ipokrate is inviting you today to join us to mark the World Aspergillosis Day. This day is dedicated to focus attention on the disease and to spread awareness about its treatment and prevention.
Effectiveness and efficiency are two traits that could ease the achievement of work in such a way that minimizes time wasted and effort expended. Ipokrate believes and encourages maximizing effectiveness and efficiency for practice, growth and service improvement.
World Leprosy Day is observed internationally every year on the last Sunday of January to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's disease. This date was chosen by French humanitarian Raoul Follereau as a tribute to the life of the Mahatma Gandhi who had compassion for people afflicted with leprosy.
Ipokrate believes that critical thinking always leads to impeccable work, because it involves incorporating and accommodating opposing views. Ipokrate believes in critical thinking and is interested in the ways it could improve both practice and success.
Since patients, and their satisfaction, are our main concern, patients should learn their rights, especially those that relate to the care they should expect. Ipokrate encourages patients all around the world to ask and to be informed about their rights for better care and service.
International Day of Education is an annual international observance day held on January 24 and is dedicated to education. On December 3, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming January 24 as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for bringing global peace and sustainable development.
Creativity and innovation are essential for the progress of business and continuity. Ipokrate believes in creativity and innovation as ways to stay up to date, and to provide constantly evolving, cutting edge services.
Ipokrate believes in professional engagement, through which members can grow and develop professionally. We aim to provide professional development opportunities through conferences, management and leadership programs. Because together, we could make a difference.
Ipokrate believes in communication and its instrumental role in maintaining an enhanced workplace and medical practice. Ipokrate is always seeking better communication between doctors, physicians and patients to ease the doctor-patient relationship, and to foster mutual understanding.
Dignity is the right of a person to be valued for his own sake, to be treated ethically, respected for what he is, and for what he believed in. Ipokrate believes in human dignity and encourages people to treat others with dignity in the same way you would like to be treated yourself.
Ipokrate believes in the principle of information sharing as the easiest way to improve knowledge and skills, which leads to better practice. Therefore, Ipokrate is creating the opportunity to share and access information easily, from all around the world.
Since patients are our main focus, we always seek better services and care. Ipokrate believes in the primacy of patient welfare and encourages the improvement of care services in the interests of a better health sector for all.
Ipokrate believes the more expertise a Doctor acquires the more the treatment will be successfully provided. Expertise facilitates the selection of the right investigation process orienting the choice toward the right diagnostic and the settlement of the best treatment in the least possible time.
Ipokrate believes in exchanging information in order to help each other improve our skills and knowledge, leading to better practice. Therefore Ipokrate is creating the opportunity to exchange information easily from all around the world, offering an experience of continuous knowledge acquisition.
Ethics and morality are key principles for fruitful and productive relations between human beings. Ipokrate believes in the significance of these values and emphasizes them to maintain a positive and constructive world.
The Blue Heart Campaign is an international anti- trafficking program started by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC). Established in 1997 the UNODC supported countries in implementing three UN drugs protocols. In 2000 UNODC became the “guardian” of that protocol and assumed the functions of fighting against human trafficking. The blue heart campaign was launched in march 2009 by the Executive Director of the UNODC. The campaign symbol is a blue heart that signifies the sadness of trafficked persons and the cold-heartedness of those who buy, sell and traffic human beings.
Education has no end and no limits. As much as we learn in life, we will always need to learn more. Since Ipokrate believes in education and its importance for society, we have launched this platform, for a continuous, sustainable medical and surgical education for our members, all around the world.
All kinds of people benefit from learning about others’ experiences. So why not doctors too? Ipokrate believes in connecting doctors and in giving them the opportunity to communicate, to learn new skills, to acquire new techniques and approaches, and to share their expertise for the benefit of their patients.
Ipokrate believes that connecting people gives them the chance to exchange opinions, experiences and information. The best way to stay updated is to stay connected. Therefore, Ipokrate is giving you the opportunity to connect and share your experiences as a group of diverse seekers of knowledge from all around the world.
Dry January is a public health campaign launched on January 2013 in partnership with Public Health England, urging people to abstain from alcohol for the month of January particularly practiced in the United Kingdom. In January 2014, according to alcohol concern, which initiated the campaign, over 17,000 Britons stopped drinking episodes down and 4% were still not drinking by the following six months.
The National Mentoring Month is a campaign held each January to promote youth mentoring in the United States. It was founded in 2002 and headed by the Harvard school of public health, Mentor, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. January was declared by president "Georges W. Bush" as National Mentoring Month. The declaration has been endorsed by the United States Congress. Participants in the National Mentoring Month campaign include leading non-profit organizations and numerous governors and mayors.
World Braille Day is an international day to celebrate the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and visually impaired people. The date for the event was chosen by the United Nations General Assembly to coincide the birthday of Louis Braille, creator of this writing system. The first World Braille Day was celebrated on January 4, 2019.
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following: Wash your hands frequently, Maintain social distancing, Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, Practice respiratory hygiene, and If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early...