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November 2013

Opening Day

November 8, 2013
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2013

The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.

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16 Days of Activism on No Violence Against Women & Children

November 25, 2013 - December 10, 2013

25 November - 10 December Don't look away, act against abuse Background What can you do Did you know Where to get help Background The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international campaign. It takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). The period includes Universal Children’s Day and World AIDS Day. During this time, the South African Government runs a…

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December 2013

Prevention of Injuries Month

December 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013
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World AIDS Day

December 1, 2013
Medix Pharmacy

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.   Read more   http://www.worldaidsday.org/index.php

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International Day of Disabled Persons

December 3, 2013

International Day of People with Disability (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was…

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International Volunteers Day

December 5, 2013
Medix Pharmacy

International Volunteer Day International Volunteer Day (IVD) is a chance for volunteer-involving organizations and individual volunteers to promote their contributions to development at local, national and international levels. By merging UN support with a grassroots mandate, IVD is a unique opportunity for volunteer-involving organizations to work with government agencies, non-profit organizations, community groups and the private sector.IVD was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly through Resolution 40/212 on 17 December 1985. Since then, governments, the UN system and civil society organizations…

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Wellness Day

December 7, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Medix Pharmacy, 8 Goldman Street Florida
Roodepoort, South Africa
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World Patient Safety Day

December 9, 2013

10 facts on patient safety Geneva University Hospitals Patient safety is a serious global public health issue. Estimates show that in developed countries as many as one in 10 patients is harmed while receiving hospital care. In developing countries, the probability of patients being harmed in hospitals is higher than in industrialized nations. The risk of health care-associated infection in some developing countries is as much as 20 times higher than in developed countries. In recent years, countries have increasingly…

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International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2013

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December. The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 4 December 1950, when the General Assembly declared resolution 423(V), inviting all member states and…

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