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World Health Days

One of the objectives of the European Pain Federation EFIC is to advance the understanding and knowledge of pain mechanisms, pain characteristics, diagnosis of pain conditions, the impact of pain on the individual and on society, and the management of pain. EFIC hopes to achieve this objective through raising awareness of the importance of pain, including its management, treatment and prevention, amongst patients and the general public and campaigning to improve policies that affect pain and to increase funding for pain in public research programs.

World Health Days are meant to call the attention of the public on important health issues. For many of them, readers can find important resources pertaining to pain management and pain research below.

World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is an annual event organized by the World Sleep Society. The day is designed to raise awareness of sleep as a human privilege that is often compromised by the habits of modern life. The theme of the Day is Regular Sleep, Healthy Future.

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World Obesity Day

World Obesity Day

World Obesity Day takes place annually on 4 March. It is organised by the World Obesity Federation, a non-profit body which is in official relations with the World Health Organisation and is a collaborating body on the Lancet Commission on Obesity.

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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is an annual campaign by the Union for International Cancer Control. It was created on 4 February 2000 to help unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, and advocate for equal access to life-saving cancer diagnosis, treatment and care.

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World Brain Day

World Brain Day

World Brain Day was established by the World Federation of Neurology in 2014. The Day aims to increase public awareness and promote advocacy related to brain health.

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

The day aims to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes.

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World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day

The aim of the day is to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) all over the world.

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

In 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health established World Mental Health Day to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples’ lives worldwide, through promoting mental health education, awareness and advocacy against stigma.

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World Day of Nurses

World Day of Nurses

All over the world 12 May is celebrated as the International Nurses Day. EFIC has a wide range of resources tailored towards nurses, no matter if you want to investigate new areas of your field or want to develop better understanding and knowledge in your preferred area.

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Day of People with Disabilities

Day of People with Disabilities

In 1992, the United Nations introduced this International Day of celebration for people living with disabilities to be held on 3 December each year.

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World Physical Therapy Day

World Physical Therapy Day

The main objective of this day is to acknowledge the work that physiotherapists do for public and patients.

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