Forthcoming Events

 

World Hearing Day - 3rd March 2024

Date: Friday 01st March 2024 to Tuesday 05th March 2024

Time: 09.00 to 14.00

World Hearing Day is an annual global advocacy event for raising awareness regarding hearing loss and promoting ear and hearing care, and calling for action to address hearing loss and related issues. Each year, this event is celebrated on 3 March, covering a specific theme on which the World Health Organization and its partners carry out activities based on this theme.

World Hearing Day 2024 will focus on overcoming the challenges posed by societal misperceptions and stigmatizing mindsets through awareness-raising and information-sharing, targeted at the public and healthcare providers.  

Key messages: 

  • Globally, over 80% of ear and hearing care needs remain unmet. 
  • Unaddressed hearing loss poses an annual cost of nearly US trillion globally. 
  • Deeply ingrained societal misperceptions and stigmatizing mindsets are key factors that limit efforts for preventing and addressing hearing loss. 
  • Changing mindsets related to ear and hearing care is crucial to improving access and mitigating the cost of unaddressed hearing loss. 

World Hearing Day 2024 will be observed with the following objectives:

  • Counter the common misperceptions and stigmatizing mindsets related to ear and hearing problems in communities and among health care providers.
  • Provide accurate and evidence-based information to change public perceptions of hearing loss.
  • Call on countries and civil society to address misperceptions and stigmatizing mindsets related to hearing loss, as a crucial step towards ensuring equitable access to ear and hearing care. 

World Hearing Day (who.int)

Mental Health Awareness Week

Date: Monday 13th May 2024 to Sunday 19th May 2024

Time: 09.00 to 23.30

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week, as set by the Mental Health Foundation, is “Movement: moving for our mental health.”

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place in May every year and aims to reduce stigma, promote understanding, and empower young people to prioritise their mental health.

 

International Day for Disabled People - 3rd December

Date: Monday 02nd December 2024 to Wednesday 04th December 2024

Time: 09.00 to 10.00

The International Day of People with Disability is observed on December 03, 2024. The day is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. 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. The day takes place annually and focuses on a different issue each year.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities | United Nations

International Day of Persons with Disabilities | Healthwatch


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