Set every August for the first seven days of the month, World Breastfeeding Week aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and welfare of babies, as well as a wider push for maternal health, focusing on good nutrition, poverty reduction and food security.
Daffodil Day is Cancer Society’s most important annual fundraiser. The money raised is used to support patients with cancer and their families, fund breakthrough cancer research and help reduce the incidence of cancer for our children and grandchildren.
Breathe Better September is a national campaign to raise awareness of respiratory conditions in New Zealand. The campaign encourages all Kiwis to show their support for better breathing and healthy lungs and to start thinking about how they can improve their respiratory health.
Blue September is the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual national awareness and fundraising campaign. Every little bit helps to provide support, campaign for greater awareness, and advocate for better diagnosis and treatment outcomes.
National Screening Unit's aim will be to convince any woman overdue on their smear, to get one, with the main focus on our priority group women and women between 25-39 years old. Cervical Screening Awareness Month is held to encourage women to get their smear test.
Gambling Harm Awareness week takes place on the first week of September, this event is help to help raise awareness around the dangers of gambling, to encourage and enspire people to slow down/quit and to try put gambling addictions to an end in our communities. This years theme is still yet to e announced.
World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides. Various events and activities are held during this occasion to raise awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death.
World Heart Day is a global campaign during which individuals, families, communities and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others. Through this campaign, the World Heart Federation unites people from all countries and backgrounds in the fight against the CVD burden, and inspires and drives international action to encourage heart-healthy living across the world.