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Monday 25 April 2016: World Malaria Day

Caused by a parasite of the genus Plasmodium, malaria is transmitted to humans through bites from the female Anopheles mosquito.

World Malaria Day is held every year on 25 April and the theme for this year will be: “End Malaria For Good”. Advances in the prevention and treatment of malaria have led to a considerable reduction in the number of cases and deaths related to the disease. The mortality rate due to the disease has fallen by 60% in the last fifteen years.

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Sunday 17 April: World Haemophilia Day

Haemophilia is a hereditary disease characterised by bleeding due to a deficiency of coagulation factors. Haemophilia A is the most widespread form, affecting one in every 5,000 boys born.

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Thursday 7 April 2016: World Health Day

Celebrated on 7 April next, World Health Day will be devoted to diabetes this year. The incidence of diabetes is growing rapidly worldwide, and more particularly in developing countries. In 2014, 9% of the adult population was diabetic.

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Saturday 2 April 2016: World Autism Awareness Day

Next Saturday, 2 April, is World Autism Awareness Day. This event is aimed at reminding the general public, professionals and politicians of the need to improve the quality of life of people suffering from this disorder.

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Tuesday 1 December: World AIDS Day

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is the most advanced stage of infection with HIV, a virus that attacks the cells of the immune system, and is characterised by the appearance of infections and certain cancers. To date, there is no way of curing this infection. It can, however, be controlled by antiretroviral therapy.

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November 14th 2015: world diabetes day

Initiated by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization, World Diabetes Day, which takes place next Saturday, 14 November, is aimed at sensitising and informing the general public about diabetes prevention and management.   Diabetes, type 1 or type 2, is a chronic disease characterised by insufficient production of insulin, or by poor […]

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October 29th 2015: 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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Tuesday 29 september 2015: World Heart Day

Tuesday 29 September is World Heart Day, dedicated to action and research on cardiovascular disease.

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21 September: World Alzheimer’s Day

Spearheaded by the France Alzheimer’s association, the 22nd edition of the World Day to combat Alzheimer’s Disease will take place on Monday 21 September. The focus this year will be on Alzheimer’s sufferers’ speech.

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15 september 2015 : world Lymphoma Awareness Day

A l’occasion de la 9ème Journée mondiale du lymphome en France, l’association France Lymphome Espoir organise des cafés éphémères dans 15 grandes villes françaises en présence de professionnels et bénévoles.

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