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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
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.
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.
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 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
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
Asthma is the most common chronic disease among
children worldwide. Around 235 million people are living
Ipokrate is observing the world asthma day to improve
asthma awareness, care and treatment around the
Approximately 1% of the world population are
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
IPOKRATE is celebrating this day and supporting all
Medical Laboratory professionals around the world who
also made a huge difference in fighting this global
World Day for Safety & Health at Work was established
in 2003 to strengthen all efforts done the international
organizations for work accident prevention and
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
social, and human development.
Ipokrate is celebrating the World Water Day to promote
the public awareness of water saving and water
“Do not waste water even if you were at a running
The estimated incidence of Down syndrome is around 1
over 1,000 live births worldwide, according to the World
Ipokrate is observing the “World Down Syndrome Day”
to honor people affected by this congenital condition
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
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
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
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
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
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,
Mothers are the creators and educators of a future
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
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
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
Ipokrate is celebrating this day to raise awareness of
linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Because together, we could make a difference.
Ipokrate believes in communication and its instrumental
role in maintaining an enhanced workplace and medical
Ipokrate is always seeking better communication
between doctors, physicians and patients to ease the
doctor-patient relationship, and to foster mutual
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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