World Aids Day
Around forty million people are living with HIV throughout the world - and that number increases in every region every day. World AIDS Day, December 1st is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
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World Health Organization
As the directing and coordinating authority on international health, the World Health Organization (WHO) takes the lead within the UN system in the global health sector response to HIV/AIDS. The HIV/AIDS Department provides evidence-based, technical support to WHO Member States to help them scale up treatment, care, and prevention services with a broad health sector approach and ensure a comprehensive and sustainable response to HIV/AIDS.
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The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, is the main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the epidemic. UNAIDS' mission is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to HIV and AIDS that includes preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support to those already living with the virus, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV and alleviating the impact of the epidemic.
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Elton John AIDS Foundation
The Elton John AIDS Foundation encompasses a broad spectrum of services supporting men, women, young adults, children, infants, minorities and entire families living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. Grants support programs and services ranging from education outreach programs, harm reduction models, early testing and treatment advocacy, legal aid, buddy programs, food banks, meal delivery programs, hospice care and adoption services for children orphaned and/or living with HIV.
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Ryan White's Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency
For 15 years, the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act has provided medical care and treatment for more than half a million low-income, uninsured or underinsured people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. These life saving treatments continue to be critical for many of the more than 1.1 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS, with 69 percent of those infected currently uninsured or on public assistance.
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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics Aids Foundation
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics Aids Foundation creates a future of hope for children and families worldwide by eradicating pediatric AIDS, providing care and treatment to people with HIV/AIDS, and accelerating the discovery of new treatments for other serious and life-threatening pediatric illnesses.
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International Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. Safe Kids Worldwide was founded in 1987 as the National SAFE KIDS Campaign by Children's National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson. Safe Kids Worldwide is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C.
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Young Children's Safe Toys & Gifts Awareness Month
Young children are often described as "accidents waiting to happen". Too often, accidents do occur and may result in eye injuries. In 2003, thousands of children age 14 and younger suffered serious eye injuries, even blindness, from toys.
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International Volunteer Day
The International Volunteer Day (IVD) provides an opportunity for volunteer-involving organizations and individual volunteers to work together on projects and campaigns promoting their contributions to economic and social development at local, national, and international levels. IVD was established by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40/212 on December 17th, 1985.
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United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The theme of the Day is based on the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities, established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the General Assembly in 1982.
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Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its formal inception dates from 1950, after the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V) inviting all States and interested organizations to adopt 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.
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United Nations International Migrants Day
This is a day when the international community recognizes the rights of migrants around the world. The UN General Assembly approved the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families on December 18, 1990, and the day was officially designated International Migrants Day by the United Nations in 2000.
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National Aplastic Anemia Week
The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation is the oldest and largest patient advocate and support organization for bone marrow diseases, providing life-saving hope, knowledge, and support to hundreds of thousands of patients and their families around the world.
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National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
NHTSA's primary message during the December holiday season is Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk--Designate a Sober Driver. But they also know that some States and communities will be increasing enforcement of impaired driving laws through sobriety checkpoints or saturation patrols, so they've provided multimedia tools to support the You Drink & Drive. You Lose. message.
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Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month
This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you Deter, Detect, and Defend against identity theft. While there are no guarantees about avoiding identity theft, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk and minimize the damage if a problem occurs.
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Seasonal Depression Awareness Month
The SAD Association is a voluntary organization and registered charity which informs the public and health professions about SAD and supports and advises sufferers of the illness. SADA is the world's longest surviving support organization for Seasonal Affective Disorder and currently has over 2,000 members. During an average winter SADA can expect to receive around 1,000 enquiries every week, from all over the world.
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