Important Days and Theme – August 1


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World Breastfeeding Week:

  • World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in first week of August (1st – 7th Aug) in over 120 countries around the world.
  • This day was first organised by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF in 1992.
  • It is celebrated to raise awareness about the benefits of exclusively breastfeeding for the initial 6 months of a child’s life.
  • The World Breastfeeding Week 2020 theme is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”.

World Lung Cancer Day:

  • The World Lung Cancer Day is observed on August 1.
  • It is to raise awareness about the causes and treatment of lung cancer and highlight the issues of lack of sufficient research funding for the ailment.
  • The day was first organised in 2012 by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), in collaboration with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).

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  • The IASLC is the largest organisation in the world of its kind that only deals with lung cancer.

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