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World Immunization Week
Tuesday 24 April 2018 - Monday 30 April 2018

24–30 April 2018

Theme: Protected Together, #Vaccines Work

Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are more than 19 million unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children in the world, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal diseases. Of these children, 1 out of 10 never receive any vaccinations, and most likely have never been seen by the health system.

World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. This year’s theme: “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”, encourages people at every level – from donors to the general public – to go further in their efforts to increase immunization coverage for the greater good.

Do you know you can get vaccination against hepatitis B?

FREE Hepatitis B Forum for CALD Community Workers in South East Sydney LHD
Tuesday 29 May 2018 08:30am - 12:30pm
Rockdale Library Meeting Room, Level 3 Rockdale Library 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Play Your Part!

CALD community workers can play a part in helping raise awareness of hepatitis B

Join us for a free and interactive workshop about hepatitis B, how it affects our communities and what we can do to address this health issue.

Come and meet the local Liver Clinic staff from St George Hospital, and access the free hepatitis B resources available for community members.

Around 77,000 people in NSW are living with hepatitis B infection. An estimated 10,000 people in Eastern and South Eastern Sydney are living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). The majority were born overseas and about half of them don’t know they have it. Untreated, hepatitis B can cause liver damage and liver cancer. 

Register here by Friday 25 May 2018

More information contact Priyadi Prihaswan on priyadi.prihaswan@health.nsw.gov.au
World No Tobacco Day
Thursday 31 May 2018

World No Tobacco Day is celebrated around the world every year on May 31.

This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what health agencies such as the WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.


HIV Testing Week
Friday 01 June 2018 - Thursday 07 June 2018
HIV Testing Week (1-7 June) is aimed at increasing awareness of HIV Testing in NSW.
World Refugee Day/Week
Wednesday 20 June 2018
World Refugee Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.

Refugee
Week (Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June) is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
11th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference
Monday 13 August 2018 - Wednesday 15 August 2018

11th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference
Theme: No One Left Behind

Adelaide Convention Centre

http://www.hepatitis.org.au/
Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference 2018
Monday 24 September 2018 - Wednesday 26 September 2018

Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference 2018

Sydney Masonic Centre, Sydney NSW

http://www.hivaidsconference2018.com.au/
World Mental Health Day /Month
Wednesday 10 October 2018
World Mental Health Day – 10 October – is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. An initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.

October is Mental Health Month in NSW. Across the State join people and events that raise awareness and promote better mental health throughout the community.


World Aids Day/HIV Awareness Week
Saturday 01 December 2018