Category Archives: World day

September 21th 2014: World Alzheimer’s Day

Inserm has made Alzheimer’s disease one of its priorities. Each year, this neurodegenerative disorder, which results in progressive and permanent deterioration of the nerve cells, engages many teams in the development of new treatments.

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

To mark the 8th World Lymphoma Day in France, the France Lymphome Espoir (France Lymphoma Hope) association is conducting a tour of eight large cities in France from 15 to 25 September. Patients, those close to them, and caregivers are thus invited to share their experience on themes such as care and living with the […]

2014 World sepsis day : Action against lethal infections

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In partnership with Inserm, the Institut Pasteur is organising the first french edition of World Sepsis Day this Friday 12 September. Conferences held at this event will be aimed at informing the general public and increasing awareness about these infections. Sepsis (or septicaemia) represents the impact of serious infections on the body’s vital functions. This […]

2014 World Hepatitis Day

28 July 2014 is World Hepatitis Day. Millions of people across the world are infected by one of the five known viruses (A, B, C, D, E). Nearly 1.4 million people die from it every year. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can have a viral or toxic origin (when alcohol abuse or […]

2014 World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Thursday 19 June 2014 is World Sickle Cell Disease Day. This is the most widespread genetic disorder in the world: It affects over five million people(1). It can have serious consequences—anaemia, episodes of pain—and may involve different organs or reduced resistance to certain infections.

2014 World Blood Donor Day

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Introduced for the first time in 2004, at the initiative of the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) takes place on 14 June each year.

World Day for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Since 2012, the French Association for Research on Hidradenitis (AFRH) has organised the World Day for Hidradenitis Suppurativa, which will take place on Friday 6 June this year. The aim is to increase awareness of this disease, which is little known among the general public, and often misdiagnosed.

2014 World Multiple Sclerosis Day

World Multiple Sclerosis Day takes place on 28 May. This year, the theme of the day is equality of access for patients with this disease:1 access to treatment, public transport, buildings, information, employment, etc.

World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day will take place on 6 May next. This chronic inflammatory respiratory disease is caused by an abnormal reactivity to environmental substances known as “allergens,” since they are liable to provoke an allergic reaction or irritation of the respiratory tract (pollutants, mites, pollens, etc.).

25 April 2014 – World Malaria Day

According to WHO, malaria in pregnant women (Pregnancy Associated Malaria) constitutes a major public health problem, involving substantial risks for the mother and foetus, and hence the newborn.

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