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Upcoming Health Events in Ireland and Abroad


| July | August |September | October | November | December |

July 11                
World Population Day United Nations Population Fund
July 28 
World Hepatitis Day World Hepatitis Alliance

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Aug 1-7
World Breastfeeding Week WABA, or
Aug 12                
International Youth Day UN
Aug 15-17           
Community Games National Final Phone: 0906433388 Email: Web:
Aug 22-24        
Community Games National Final Phone: 0906433388 Email: Web:

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Sept 1-30            
Irish Heart Month Irish Heart Foundation Phone:01-6685001
Sept 10               
World Suicide Prevention Day International Association for Suicide Prevention
Sept 15               
World Lymphoma Awareness Day,
Sept 16-22          
European Mobility Week Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Sept 17        
Mouth Cancer Awareness Day Dublin Dental Hospital
Sept 21               
World Alzheimer’s Day Alzheimer’s Disease International,
Sept 22               
World Car-Free Day
Sept 25-Oct 1      
Positive Ageing Week Age Action Ireland Phone: 01-4756989 Email:, Web:
Sept 29
World Heart Day Irish Heart Foundation Phone:01-6685001 |

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Oct 1 
UN International Day of Older Persons |
Oct 1-31              
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Irish Cancer Society Phone: 01-2310500
Oct 1-31              
International Walk to School Month Roads & Traffic Dept 01 2222265 |
Oct 1-7           
National Breastfeeding Week Health Service Executive
Oct 3                  
Get the Girls Day Irish Cancer Society Phone: 01-2310500
Oct 5                  
World Teachers’ Day UNESCO
Oct 6-13              
Fire Safety Week
Oct 6-11              
National Arthritis Week Arthritis Ireland Phone: 01-6618188
Oct 10                
World Mental Health Day |
Oct 15                
Global Handwashing Day Irish Forum for Global Health
Oct 16         
World Food Day
Oct 10–Nov10      
MS READaTHON Multiple Sclerosis 01-6781600 Email
Oct 27 
Dublin City Marathon Dublin City Marathon 01-6232250 |

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Nov 1-30              
Movember Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign Irish Cancer Society Phone: 01-2310500
Nov 6
Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) Annual Conference at 9am Citywest Hotel, Dublin. The NHI Conference chaired by John Bowman includes speakers from both the domestic sector and International experts. For programme and booking details contact NHI (01)4292570 and
Nov 6
Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) Annual Care Awards at 7.00pm (the evening of the Annual Conference) Citywest Hotel, Dublin. The NHI Care Awards is the definitive celebration of excellence across the Nursing Home sector. The purpose of the awards is to promote best practice within the sector and pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence and dedication within their field of work.,
Nov 14                
World Diabetes Day |
Nov 17-23            
One World Week National Youth Council Ireland Phone 01 478 4122
Nov 20                
Universal Children’s Day |
Nov 25-10 Dec  
International 16 days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women Phone 01 678 8858

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Dec 1                  
World AIDS Day WHO Irish Family Planning Association; Phone: 01-6074456
Dec 3                  
International Day of Persons with Disabilities Inclusion Ireland
Dec 5                  
International Volunteer Day | Phone: 6369446 Email:
Dec 10 
International Human Rights Day Irish Human Rights Commission |
Dec 18 
UN International Migrants Day

The information included is correct at the time of posting. Inclusion does not imply recommendation by the HSE.