World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which...

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) and thus opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease. The Day is to raise public awareness about the devastating...

World Leprosy Day

Observed on the last Sunday in January, this day was chosen by French humanitarian Raoul Follereau in 1953 to coincide with the anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s death on 30th January 1948 and to raise awareness of a disease that still sees 600 new diagnoses each day...