Health Awareness Days

Health awareness days
Photo/Shutterstock

Here at Labiotech.eu we often coordinate coverage based on special events. Sometimes, that’s conferences and shows, but we also cover health awareness days, weeks, or months, as well.

There are lots of awareness events associated with these special awareness anniversaries, raising much-needed funds for charities tackling the diseases and conditions. We didn’t include such events, as there are just so many of them globally.

However, if there is a condition or disease awareness day we have missed, please do send along the details and we will be happy to include it here. We have also included biotech-related awareness such as Clinical Trials Day and World RNA Day. Similarly, if we’ve missed one of those, we’re happy to add it.

Clearly, May is the big month for awareness while, understandably, January and December are light on awareness, as is August. 

January | Februrary | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

January

  • 11 Paget’s Awareness Day
  • 17 Cervical Cancer Prevention Week UK
  • 30 World Leprosy Day

February

  • Reynaud’s Awareness Month
  • 2 Lung Leavin’ Day (mesothelioma awareness) US
  • 4 World Cancer Day
  • 7 Tinnitus Awareness Week UK
  • 14 International Epilepsy Day
  • 22 World Encephalitis Day
  • 28 Rare Disease Day
  • 28 Eating Disorders Awareness Week

March

  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month
  • Brain Tumour Awareness Month UK
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month US
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month US
  • 3 World Hearing Day
  • 3 Endometriosis Awareness Week UK
  • 4 International HPV Awareness Day (IHAD) 2023
  • 6 World Glaucoma Week
  • 10 World Kidney Day
  • 14 Healthcare Science Week
  • 21 World Down Syndrome Day
  • 24 World TB Day
  • 25 FND (functional neurological disorders) Awareness Day

April

  • Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) Awareness Month
  • Parkinson’s Awareness Month
  • 7 World Health Day
  • 10 Parkinson’s Awareness Week
  • 11 World Parkinson’s Day
  • 17 World Hemophilia Day
  • 22 World PI (primary immunodeficiencies) Day
  • 24 World Immunisation/Immunization Week
  • 25 DNA Day
  • 25 World Malaria Day
  • 25 MS Awareness Week UK

May

  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Brain Cancer Awareness Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • ALS Awareness Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Stroke Awareness Month
  • National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month
  • National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • National Digestive Diseases Awareness Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
  • National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
  • National Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Month
  • Neurofibromatosis Month
  • Syringomyelia Awareness Month
  • Women’s Health Care Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
  • EDS Awareness Month (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
  • Fungal Infection Awareness Month
  • Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) Awareness Month
  • 1 National Infertility Survival Day US
  • 2 International Scurvy Awareness Day
  • 2 Anaphylaxis Awareness Week
  • 2 Viral Meningitis Awareness Week
  • 2 World Asthma Day
  • 2 Dystonia Awareness Week
  • 3 World Asthma Day
  • 5 Sleep Apnea Awareness Day
  • 6 Childhood Stroke Awareness Day
  • 7 World Ankylosing Spondylitis Day
  • 7 Bladder Cancer Awareness Day
  • 8 World Ovarian Cancer Day
  • 8 National Amyloidosis Day
  • 9 Coeliac Awareness Week
  • 10 National Lipid Day
  • 10 World Lupus Day
  • 10 National Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 11 Brain Injury Awareness Week
  • 11 Huntington’s Disease Awareness Week
  • 11 M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis) Awareness Week
  • 11 International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day
  • 12 International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Awareness Day
  • 12 International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases
  • 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
  • 13 Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
  • 13 Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day
  • 15 Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day
  • 15 International MPS (mucopolysaccharidosis) Awareness Day
  • 15 Tourette’s Awareness Month
  • 16 Dementia Action/Awareness Week
  • 16 Brain Injury Awareness Week UK
  • 17 World Hypertension Day
  • 17 Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day
  • 18 World AIDS Vaccine Day
  • 19 National Mechanical Dry Eye Day
  • 19 World IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) Day
  • 20 Clinical Trials Day
  • 20 World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
  • 22 National Epilepsy Week
  • 22 World Preeclampsia Day
  • 23 World Crohn’s and Colitis Day
  • 23 International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
  • 23 Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week
  • 24 World Schizophrenia Awareness Day
  • 25 World Thyroid Day
  • 26 Melanoma BRAF Awareness Day
  • 28 International Day of Action on Women’s Health
  • 29 World Digestive Health Day
  • 29 National Hydroxyapatite Day
  • 30 World Multiple Sclerosis Day
  • 31 National Senior Health and Fitness Day
  • 31 Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day

June

  • Myasthenia gravis awareness month
  • Alzheimer’s and brain awareness month
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Cancer from the Sun Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Child Vision Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month US
  • National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month US
  • National Osteoporosis Month
  • National PTSD Awareness Month
  • National Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • National Scoliosis Awareness Month
  • Vision Research Month
  • World Infertility Awareness Month
  • 1 World Hypoparathyroidism Day
  • 7 World Heart Rhythm Week 
  • 7 Tourettes Awareness Day
  • 8 World Brain Tumor Day
  • 9 TM (Transverse Myelitis) Awareness Day
  • 11 Scleroderma Awareness Week
  • 13 Diabetes Week
  • 16 Rare Chromosome Disorder Awareness Day
  • 18 Wobbly Week (nystagmus awareness)
  • 19 World Sickle Cell Awareness Day
  • 20 World Continence Week
  • 20 International Nystagmus Day
  • 21 Global MND Awareness Day
  • 25 World Vitiligo Day
  • 27 National PTSD Awareness Day US

July

  • Hemochromatosis Screening And Awareness Month
  • International Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • International Women with Alopecia Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Sarcoma Awareness Month
  • 3 National Childhood Obesity Week US
  • 3 National Transplant Week US
  • 6 World Zoonoses Day
  • 16 D.R.E.S.S. Syndrome Day (drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) US
  • 22 National Fragile X Awareness Day (Fragile X Syndrome)
  • 22 World Brain Day
  • 23 World Sjogren’s Day
  • 25 National Schizophrenia Awareness Day UK
  • 26 Hepatitis Awareness Week
  • 28 World Hepatitis Day

August

  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Gastroparesis Awareness Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month US
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month US
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • 1 World Lung Cancer Day
  • 1 World RNA Day
  • 3 Cloves Syndrome Awareness Day
  • 15 Cavernoma Awareness Day
  • 18 World Breast Cancer Research Day
  • 20 World Mosquito Day

September

  • Sepsis awareness month
  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month US
  • National Childhood Obesity Month US
  • National Cholesterol Education Month US
  • National Food Safety Education Month US
  • National ITP (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) Awareness Month US
  • National Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month US
  • National Sickle Cell Awareness Month US
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • Reye’s Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Urology Awareness Month
  • Vascular Disease Awareness Month
  • World Alzheimer’s Month
  • 4 Migraine Awareness Week
  • 7 World Duchenne Awareness Day
  • 8 Stand Up to Cancer Day
  • 9 International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day
  • 12 Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week
  • 12 National Eczema Week UK
  • 12 Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week UK
  • 13 World Sepsis Day
  • 13 National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
  • 13-19 Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week
  • 15 National Tackle Kids Cancer Day US
  • 15 World Lymphoma Day
  • 16 Usher Syndrome Awareness Day
  • 18 World Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week
  • 18 National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day US
  • 18 Malnutrition Awareness Week
  • 18 National Eye Health Week
  • 19 Aortic Dissection Awareness Day
  • 20 Raspberry Cavernoma Awareness Day UK
  • 21 National Opioid Awareness Day US
  • 21 World Alzheimer’s Day
  • 23 National AFM (acute flaccid myelitis) Day US
  • 23 Teal Talk Day (ovarian cancer awareness)
  • 25 National Psychotherapy Day
  • 25 International Ataxia Awareness Day
  • 26 Mesothelioma Awareness Day
  • 26 Europe Biotech Week
  • 27 National Women’s Health And Fitness Day
  • 28 World Rabies Day
  • 29 World Heart Day

October

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month UK
  • National Cholesterol Month UK
  • Pituitary Awareness Month UK
  • Lupus Awareness Month UK
  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • Blindness Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Critical Illness Awareness Month US
  • National Liver Awareness Month US
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • CMT Awareness Month (Charcot-Marie-Tooth)
  • Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • World Autism Month
  • World Menopause Month
  • 1-7 Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • 2 National Child Health Day US
  • Active Aging Week
  • 3 Metastatic Breast cancer awareness day and national herpes awareness day (US)
  • 5 World Meningitis Day
  • 6 World Cerebral Palsy Day
  • 7 Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day US
  • 9 Baby Loss Awareness Week
  • 9 Dyspraxia Awareness Week UK
  • 10 World Mental Health Day
  • 10 Hemophilia Awareness Week
  • 11 National Peyronie’s Disease Awareness Day US
  • 12 World Arthritis Day
  • 12 Bone and Joint Health National Action Week
  • 13 Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
  • 13 National Herpes Awareness Day US
  • 13 World Thrombosis Day
  • 15 International Infection Prevention Week
  • 16 World Allergy Awareness Day
  • 16 World Spine Day
  • 18 World Menopause Day
  • 19 World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
  • 19 SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) Action Day
  • 20 World CRISPR Day
  • 20 World Osteoporosis Day
  • 21 Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day
  • 22 Respiratory Care Week
  • 24 World Polio Day
  • 29 World Psoriasis Day
  • 29 World Stroke Day
  • 29 International Brain Tumor Awareness Week

November

  • Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month US
  • Mouth Cancer Action Month UK
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month UK
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month UK
  • COPD Awareness Month US
  • National Diabetes Month US
  • C. difficile Awareness Month
  • 9  Microtia Awareness Day
  • 10 World Immunization day
  • 10 World Keratoconus Day
  • 10 World Science Day for Peace and Development
  • 12 World Pneumonia Day
  • 14 World Diabetes Day
  • 16 World COPD Day
  • 17 World Pancreatic Cancer Day
  • 18 World Antibiotic Awareness Week
  • 20 GERD Awareness Week    
  • 20 Universal Children’s Day

December

  • 1 World AIDS Day
  • 1-7 Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week US
  • 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • 27 International Day of Epidemic Preparedness