You are passionate about preventing infectious diseases such as lung infections, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis and non-infectious diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, and diabetes.
Whether creating a campaign of your own, telling a story that shares your passion, or getting others involved in your effort to raise funds, you can plant seeds of change to provide best-in-class quality healthcare.
FHF promotes prevention, education and treatment to support its mission to provide best-in-class quality healthcare in underdeveloped and developing countries by ensuring affordable, reliable and dependable healthcare.
Globally, the month of November brings many health awareness campaigns. We have compiled a list of some of these below. November 14 is World Diabetes Day; the prevalance of this disease is considered an epidemic by many health organizations.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas, that acts like a key to let glucose from the food we eat pass from the blood stream into the cells in the body to produce energy. All carbohydrate foods are broken down into glucose in the blood. Insulin helps glucose get into the cells.
World AIDS Day, first held in 1998, is December 1, 2014. As the first global health day ever held, Word AIDS Day commemorates those who have died and allows many to bring awareness and support to those living with HIV. The the universal symbol of HIV awareness is the red ribbon.
Globally, there is an estimated 34 million that have HIV and, in 2012, it was estimated that approximately 25 million people were living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa - still accounting for nearly 70 percent of the world's total! As of 2012, South Africa has the highest HIV prevalence, with rates of averaging 26 percent. Cameroon had a 4.5 percent HIV prevalence.