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World multiple sclerosis Day

Monday, May 28 is World MS Day. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. It causes the progressive destruction of the myelin sheath surrounding the nerve cells, which is essential for their protection and for the transmission of nerve impulses, leading to motor, sensory, and cognitive disruption.   Inserm […]

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World Asthma Day

Tuesday May 1 is World Asthma Day – a day to educate and raise public awareness to improve the diagnosis and treatment of asthma.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018: World Malaria Day

Caused by a parasite of the genus Plasmodium, malaria is transmitted to humans through bites from the female Anopheles mosquito. It can also be transmitted via blood transfusion or from mother to child at the end of pregnancy. [1]
In 2016, the number of deaths caused by malaria was estimated at 445,000. Half of the world’s population is exposed to the risk of developing this disease [2], hence the need to act.

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Immunization Week 2018

The thirteenth annual World Immunization Week will take place from April 23 to 29, 2018. The campaign, created by the World Health Organization (WHO), undertakes to raise awareness about the stakes of vaccine protection.

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Parkinson’s Disease: Acute Risk in Agricultural Areas

À l’occasion de la journée mondiale Parkinson, une étude publiée dans le Bulletin épidémiologique hebdomadaire (BEH) suggère un risque plus important de développer la maladie chez les personnes qui vivent dans des cantons agricoles.

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Rare Disease Day 2018: Show Your Rare. Show You Care.

February 28, 2018, marks the eleventh annual world Rare Disease Day, which carries the slogan “Show your rare. Show you care.” and the #ShowYourRare hashtag. World Rare Disease Day was created in 2008 by EURORDIS and the Council of National Alliances. Ninety countries will be participating in 2018. Orphanet: a Portal for Rare Diseases and […]

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December 1, 2017: World AIDS Day

Introduced by the World Health Organization in 1988 and observed in many countries each year since, this day aims to inform and raise awareness of the prevention, treatment and management of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS.

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World Diabetes Day

Celebrated every November 14 since its creation in 1991, World Diabetes Day is an opportunity to raise collective awareness of the condition and, above all, the resources deployed to manage it. Diabetes refers to consistently higher than normal blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). 

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29 october 2017: world stroke day

A Cerebrovascular Accident results from the interruption of blood flow to the brain. The deprivation of oxygen and essential nutrients causes brain cells to die, leading to permanent damage (speech or writing difficulty, memory problems, bodily paralysis to a greater or lesser extent), or even sudden death.

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Friday, October 20: World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis continues to remain a poorly understood and often under-diagnosed disease. It is estimated that 39% of women around the age of 65 suffer from osteoporosis, a figure which rises to up to 70% for those aged 80 and over.

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