September month wrapped with Health Awareness Day, “How are you planning to celebrate it?”
In the middle of pandemic, we are about to welcome September a season with aroma of Autumn. It is a must to take care of our health in order to gain a happy life. Taking a step apart from Covid-19 to tackle with (2020), here is the list of Health Awareness Day we are about to celebrate in September:
- World Sepsis Day
- National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
- National School Backpack Awareness Day
- National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
- Falls Prevention Day
- Sport Purple for Platelets Day
- World Rabies Day
- World Heart Day
- National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (1).
World Sepsis Day (September 13)
Global Sepsis Alliance suggests to set up a pink picnic in order to signify the relation of pink with World Sepsis Day (2).
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (September 13)
National Today suggest to try a gluten free diet, learn where gluten hides and to read food labels on this day (3).
National School Backpack Awareness Day (September 16)
The day is celebrated to make sure students wear backpacks safely as improper use can lead to back pain or injury which can impact learning. On this day, teachers, students and parents come together to make sure families are aware of the risks and that backpacks are being worn properly (4)
National HIV/AIDS and Ageing Awareness Day (September 18)
National Today suggest to talk to your family about HIV and ageing, have a faith and spread the news of the day on social media (5).
Falls Prevention Day (September 24)
To observe falls prevention awareness day, National Today suggest us to spend time with the elderly, celebrate with education based activities and become an activist for the elderly (6).
Sport Purple for Platelets Day (September 25)
As per Platelet Disorder Support Association, purple is formed with the fusion of calm stability of blue with the fierce energy of red which signifies power to uplift, calm nerves and encourage peace. Awareness for ITP and other platelet disorder is the motive for the day (7).
World Rabies Day (September 28)
The theme of World Rabies Day 2020 is “Vaccinate to Eliminate” (8). September 28th 2020 is the 14th World Rabies Day and 2020’s theme focuses on vaccination and collaboration. For the goal zero of Rabies by 2030, it is suggested to vaccinate dogs and to unite to achieve elimination of this trans boundary disease (9).
World Heart Day (September 29)
Designating the day for a checkup, getting heart rate up with fitness events and scheduling life changing seminars is focused to be observed in this day by National Today (10).
National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (September 30)
National Today focuses on observing these ways which includes joining a walking group or exercise forum, visiting a clinic seminar on portion sizes, learn about incorporating mindfulness into your daily life and joining a meditation or prayer session (11).
Amid Covid-19, how do you plan to celebrate these days?
Esther Budha Magar
I am a student pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from Kantipur Academy of Health Science. I believe that in every step of our life we need to learn and implement the good fruit we gain from our experience in life. When we accept the right path leading us towards development, then we are aware and able to change ourselves. Change beginning from self experience and awareness is a path to sustainable growth. So, individual development integrates to form public change towards optimism and public health goal is achieved.