Public health days raise awareness and drive support for action. Learn about the Commission’s work on these important health campaigns and access supporting resources.
Discover upcoming events that the Commission organises and supports. Access resources for key health awareness days.
The Commission hosts webinars, workshops, and launches on a range of health topics.
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- Infection Prevention and Control Week
Third week of October
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Week is held during the third week of October each year to highlight the importance of preventing infections.
- World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
18 - 24 November
Celebrated from 18 - 24 November each year, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (AAW) aims to improve awareness of antimicrobial resistance and encourage best practices.
- World Hand Hygiene Day
World Hand Hygiene Day is held annually on 5 May, and aims to maintain global promotion, visibility, and sustainability of hand hygiene in health care.
- World Patient Safety Day
World Patient Safety Day, celebrated on 17 September each year, is a World Health Organization global initiative focused on promoting safer healthcare practices and minimising patient harm.