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December 2016

HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988,[1] is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control. Read more

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November 2016

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. It is observed in October. Read more

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October 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organizations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. Read more

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September 2016

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC department that there are over 238,000 new cases diagnosed annually and nearly 152,000 deaths worldwide. Read more

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August 2016

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month 2016 (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. This month to use to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases. Read more

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June 2016

Men's Health Week

International Men's Health Week is an international week celebrated in several countries to focus on issues facing men's health. International Men's Health Week began at an international level in 2002 when representatives from six men's health organizations around the world met in a meeting organized by Men's Health Network at the 2nd World Congress on Men's Health in Vienna, Austria and resolved to work together to launch International Men's Health Week (IMHW). Read more

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April 2016

National Infertility Awareness Week

The malaise of unresolved infertility plagues between 3 and 7 per cent of all couples or women. Many more couples, however, experience involuntary childlessness for at least one year: estimates range from 12% to 28%. These estimates haven’t budged despite pioneering and radical innovation in infertility addressal and treatment. Read more

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November 2015

Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic violence is pervasive, with 1 in 4 women experiencing abuse during their lifetimes. In 2002, the World Health Organization identified domestic violence as a serious public health problem with victims experiencing more operative procedures, visits to doctors and hospital stays than non-victims. Read more

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October 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The word cancer has become synonymous to breast cancer amongst women. Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells (building blocks). It occurs mainly in women, but contrary to general belief, men can get it, too. Read more

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August 2015

Gender Bias & Cardiovascular Disease

Despite the fact that half of the 17.3 million deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) each year happen in females , women are still discriminated against when it comes to the management and treatment of this disease. Read more

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July 2015

Gender Sensitivity in Medical

Gender differences in health and illness are due to biological, psychological, social, cultural and political factors. Doctors’ awareness of these issues aims toward better health for men and women and contributes to equity and equality in health. Implementing a gender perspective in medical education would results in more gender awareness among future doctors. Read more

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June 2015

Forensic Medicine & Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a crime of violence against a person’s body and will. Sexual assault can result in physical trauma and significant mental anguish and suffering for victims. Victims may be reluctant, however, to seek medical attention for a variety of reasons. Read more

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May 2015

World Hepatitis Day

Viral hepatitis is a major global health issue affecting nearly 400 million people worldwide. In observance of World Hepatitis Day, May 19, we are focusing more about hepatitis from a gender perspective. Read more

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April 2015

World Malaria Day

Malaria remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although malaria affects both men and women, vulnerability to malaria and access to treatment is often different for women and men and is greatly influenced by gender roles and issues. Read more

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March 2015

World Tuberculosis Day

Globally, 8.4 million people are estimated to develop tuberculosis (TB) each year, and nearly 2 million deaths result from the disease. Overall, one-third of the world’s population is currently infected with the tuberculosis bacillus, over 90 per cent of them in developing countries. Read more

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February 2015

Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day

Sexually transmitted infections continue to be a significant and increasing public health concern. More than 1 million people worldwide acquire a sexually transmitted infection each day. The burden of STIs for women is 5 times greater than it is for men. Read more

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January 2015

World Aids Day

Today, half or more of the 40 million people infected with HIV in the world are women. It has been recognizes that the HIV pandemic uniquely impacts women, as they are socially and biologically more vulnerable to the infection. Though both men and women experience stigma, they tend to experience it in much different ways. Read more

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November 2014

World Diabetes Day

14th of November is observed as the World Diabetes Day every year, in order to raise public awareness of diabetes and related complications, as well as its prevention and care, including through education and the mass media. Diabetes is a devastating disease, striking with the strength of an epidemic and exhibiting characteristics of an infectious disease. Read more

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October 2014

Gender Sensitive Medical Research & Education

Most medical research over the years has focused on men as subjects, and results were then extrapolated to include everyone else. Gender-specific medicine as the study of how diseases differ between men and women in terms of prevention, clinical signs, therapeutic approach, prognosis, and psychological and social impact. Read more

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September 2014

Sensitization of Medical Education on Gender

Physicians and researchers recognized that women’s health encompassed more than those conditions unique to females; that women’s experiences with gender-common conditions and the treatments for them often differed significantly from those of men. Men and women aren’t the same when it comes to their health and health problems. Read more

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July 2014

Medical Education with a Gender Sensitive Lens

Gender differences contribute to patients' health and illness. However in current healthcare practices in India attention to gender differences is still underdeveloped. Recognizing these differences and taking them into account can improve the quality of care. Gender awareness in doctors contributes to equity and equality in health and aims towards better health for men and women. Read more

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June 2014

First Training of Trainers Workshop

Gender bias pervades many aspects of medicine in India: clinical practice, research, health program delivery, and medical education. At a macro level, health programs lack a gender perspective. GME project is aimed at the training of medical educators in state medical colleges in Maharashtra to incorporate a gender perspective in their teaching with a focus on issues of gender-based violence and discrimination through a ‘Training of Trainers' [TOT] program. Read more

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