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Health Calendar 2017

During the year, there are many health awareness days and months to take note off. The Western Cape Department of Health has made a health calendar for this with corresponding organisations to contact.

JANUARY

4 – International Braille Day

SA National Council for the Blind – 012-452 3811

29 – World Leprosy Day

The Leprosy Mission – 021-785 2681/073 470 3185

FEBRUARY

8 to 14 –  National Epilepsy Week (13 – International Epilepsy Day)

Epilepsy South Africa – 021-556 3753

MARCH

Intellectual Disability Awareness Month

Cape Mental Health – 021-447 0212
SA Federation for Mental Health –  011-781 1852

3 – World Hearing Day 

21 – International Down Syndrome Day

Down Syndrome Association Western Cape – 021-919 8533

22 – National Rheumatoid Awareness Day

The Arthritis Foundation of SA – 021-425 4759

30 – World Bipolar Awareness Day

SA Federation for Mental Health – 011-781 1852

APRIL

Health Awareness Month

Heart and Stroke Foundation SA – 021-422 1586

2 – World Autism Day

7 – World Health Day

Heart and Stroke Foundation SA – 021-422 1586

11 – World Parkinson’s Day

Age-in-Action – 021-426 4249

MAY

2 – World Asthma Day

UCT Lung Institute – 021-406 6125

10 – National Lupus Awareness Day

The Arthritis Foundation of SA – 021-425 4759

26 – Bipolar Awareness Day

The S.A Depression and Anxiety Group – 011-234 4837

JUNE

3 – Club Foot Awareness Day

Steps Charity – 021-462 7357/021-462 7857

JULY

Psychosocial Disability Awareness Month

Cape Mental Health – 021-447 0212
SA Federation for Mental Health – 011-781 1852

Mental Health Awareness Month

The S.A Depression and Anxiety Group – 011-234 4837

27 – National Osteoarthritis Awareness Day

The Arthritis Foundation of SA – 021-425 2344/4759

AUGUST

21 – National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

The Arthritis Foundation of SA – 021-425 4759

21 to 27 – National Cerebral Palsy Week

National Association for Persons with Cerebral Palsy – 011-609 3252/082 349 9630

SEPTEMBER

Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

Muscular Dystrophy Foundation – 021-592 7306/084 557 1423

National Month of Deaf People

Deaf Federation of South Africa (DEAFSA) – 011-482 1610

Dementia Awareness Month

Dementia SA – 086 0636 679

Alzheimer’s Month (21 – World Alzheimer’s Day)

Alzheimer’s South Africa –  021-979 2724/ www.alzheimers.org.za

9 – International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day (FASD)

SANCA – 021-945 4080

OCTOBER

Mental Health Awareness Month (10 – World Mental Health Day)

Cape Mental Health – 021-447 0212
SA Federation for Mental Health – 011-781 1852

12 – World Sight Day

SA National Council for the Blind – 012-452 3811

12 – World Arthritis Day

The Arthritis Foundation of SA – 021-425 4759
Age-in-Action – 021-426 4249

15 – International White Cane Safety Day

SA National Council for the Blind – 012-452 3811

20 – National Down Syndrome Day

Down Syndrome Association Western Cape – 021-919 8533

20 – World Osteoporosis Day

National Osteoporosis Foundation of SA – 021-976 4995

24 – World Polio Day

25 – World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day

28 October to 3 November – Stroke Week (29 – World Stroke Day)

Heart and Stroke Foundation SA – 021-422 1586

NOVEMBER

Disability Month

Department of Social Development – 021-483 4015

DECEMBER

3 – International Day for Persons with Disabilities

WC Association for Persons with Disabilities – 021-555 2881

Find the full health calendar of 2017 here:

https://www.westerncape.gov.za/assets/departments/health/health_calendar_2017.pdf

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