2011 Calendar of Global Health

Did you ever wonder when is World No Tobacco Day or World Mental Health Day or International Day of Climate Action? Here’s a calendar put out by the Global Health Council, which is revised ever few months. And if you have additions, please write me at bnodell.
7: World Health Day (Theme: Antimicrobial resistance and its global spread)
14-17: Health Journalism 2011, Philadelphia: http://www.healthjournalism.org/calendar-details.php?id=521
22: Earth Day
23-30: 9th Annual Vaccination Week in the Americas: http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4614&Itemid=3647
25: World Malaria Day (WHO World Malaria Report)*
5: International Day of the Midwife
7: World AIDS Orphans Day
8: Mother’s Day in U.S. and many other countries (opportunity to talk about maternal health)*
12: International Nurses Day
15: International AIDS Candlelight Memorial: http://www.candlelightmemorial.org/
16-24: World Health Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland* (GHC leads a member delegation)
18: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
26-27: G8 Summit, Deauville, France*
28: International Day of Action for Women’s Health
31: World No Tobacco Day
1: International Children’s Day
5: World Environment Day
6-9: GSMA-mHA Mobile Health Summit, Cape Town: http://www.mobilehealthsummit.com/
8-10: UN High Level Meeting on AIDS, New York*: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/65/issues/hivaids.shtml
13: GAVI Alliance replenishment conference, London
13-17: 38th International Conference on Global Health, Washington (Theme: Securing a Healthier Future in a Changing World)*: http://www.globalhealth.org/conference_2011/
16: Informal interactive hearing with NGOs, private sector and academia to provide an input to the preparatory process for the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Disease in September (below): http://esango.un.org/irene/?page=viewContent&type=8&nr=14583&section=8
16: Day of the African Child
July: Africa Union Summit, Addis Ababa*
11: World Population Day*
11-15: TED Global Conference, Oxford, UK
17-20: 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Prevention and Treatment, Rome*: http://www.ias2011.org/
31: African Women’s Day
1-7: World Breastfeeding Week
12: International Youth Day
19-20: UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Disease, New York*: http://www.who.int/nmh/events/un_ncd_summit2011/en/
26: World Heart Day
26: World Contraception Day
10: World Mental Health Day
15: Global Handwashing Day
16: World Food Day
17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
23-26: World Health Summit, Berlin: http://www.worldhealthsummit.org/
24: World Polio Day
24: International Day of Climate Action
29-2 Nov: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC* (theme: Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies)
3-4: G20 Summit, Cannes, France*
12: World Pneumonia Day*
14: World Diabetes Day
25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
End of month: Release of annual UNAIDS AIDS epidemic update*
1: World AIDS Day*
5-7: mHealth Summit, National Harbor, Washington, DC area*: http://www.mhealthsummit.org/index.html
10: Human Rights Day