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World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day 2015

Today, November 19th, is World Toilet Day. Supported by the United Nations, World Toilet Day aims to raise awareness and ‘to motivate and to mobilise millions around the world on issues of sanitation’. The Millennium Development Goals came to...

Today, Soapboxer Professor Wendy Graham will contribute to Robert Gordon University’s ‘Celebrating Women’ conference. The student-led event will host some interesting discussion about the importance of midwives in women’s global health and is aimed towards midwives, student midwives and others who wish to celebrate ‘International Day of the Midwife’ which also falls today. International Day UNFPA (2011) Delivering Health, Saving lives: The State of the World's Midwifery UNFPA: New York

International Day of the Midwife 2014

Today, Soapboxer Professor Wendy Graham will contribute to Robert Gordon University’s ‘Celebrating Women’ conference. The student-led event will host some interesting discussion about the importance of midwives in women’s global health and is aimed towards midwives, student midwives and...

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Global Handwashing Day 2013

In less than a month, Global Handwashing Day will be celebrated by over 200 million school children, teachers, healthcare workers and others in over 100 countries worldwide.  Established by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing, the day was originally...

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World Sepsis Day 2013

World Sepsis Day, falling on 13 September 2013 is a day dedicated to bringing people together behind the World Sepsis Declaration to fight sepsis across the globe. To date, 210 national and international organisations, 1934 hospitals and healthcare providing services, 213...

‘Sister’ Screening

Each year in early March, thousands of events across the world are held to mark International Women’s Day (March 8th), to inspire and celebrate achievements in the fight for women to have equal economic, political and social rights to...