Health Calendar for 2015

Important health events and programs to observe this year. Source

January 

Deworming of School Children (Grades 1-6) round 1
National Cancer Consciousness Week -3rd week
Goiter Awareness Week -26-30
World Leprosy Day -25
Liver Cancer and Viral Hepatitis Awareness and Prevention Month Awareness Month
ZERO Waste Month

February 

Heart Month
Oral Health Month
National Health Insurance Program Month
National Mental Retardation Week – 1-5
National Rare Disease Week – 4th week

March 

Rabies Awareness Month
Burn Injury Prevention Month
International Women’s Month
International Women’s Day – 8

April 

World Health Day – 7
Head and Neck Consciousness Week – 4th week
World Malaria Day – 25
World Immunization Week – 24-30

May 

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Road Safety Month
World Asthma Day – 7
Safe Motherhood Week – 10-14
AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day – 17
World No Tobacco Day – 31

June

Dengue Awareness Month
National Kidney Month
No Smoking Month
World Blood Donor Day – 14
ASEAN Dengue Day – 15
Safe Kids Week – 14-18
DOH Anniversary – 23
National Patient Safety Day – 25
National Poison Prevention Week – 4th week
International Day Against Drug Abuse
and Illicit Trafficking – 26

July

Deworming of School Children (Grade 1-6) Round 2
National Blood Donors Month
Nutrition Month
National Disaster Consciousness Month
Schistosomiasis Awareness Month
National Allergy Day – 8
World Population Day – 11
National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week – 3rd week
National Diabetes Awareness Week – 4th week

August

Family Planning Month Celebration
National Adolescent Immunization Month
National Lung Month
National Tuberculosis Awareness Month
Sight-Saving Month
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Week -2-6
National Hospital Week -6-12
Phil. National Health Research System Week -12-14
National Tuberculosis Day -19
Brain Attack Awareness Week -3rd week

September

Generics Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Week – 1-7
Obesity Prevention and Awareness Week – 7-11
National Suicide Prevention Week – 9-13
World Suicide Prevention Day – 10
World Heart Day – 27
World Rabies Day – 28

October

National Children’s Month
National Newborn Screening Week – 1-7
National Mental Health Week – 7-11
World Sight Day – 8
World Mental Health Day -10
Bone and Joint Awareness Week -11-15
Garantisadong Pambata Week -14-18
Global Handwashing Day -15
Health Education Week -18-22
National Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder Awareness Week -18-22
Food Safety Awareness Week – 25-29
World Psoriasis Day – 29
National Health Research Forum for Action – 3rd week

November

Filariasis Awareness Month
Traditional and Alternative Health Care Month
Malaria Awareness Month
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Day – 25
National Food Fortification Day – 7
National Skin Disease Detection and Prevention Week – 2nd week
Deaf Awareness Week – 8
World Diabetes Day – 14
Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week – 15-19
National Consciousness Week Against Counterfeit Medicine – 21-25
National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of VAWC
(Republic Act 10398) – 25
Population and Development Week – 22-26
8-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW) – Nov. 26-Dec. 12
World Toilet Day – 19

December 

Firecrakers Injury Prevention Month
World AIDS Day – 1
Ear, Nose and Throat Consciousness Week – 3-9
National Health Emergency Preparedness Day – 6
Linggo ng Kababaihan – 2nd week
National Youth Health Day – 10

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