Global observance days


Dont Stall graphic for World Toilet Day

While this list is by no means exhaustive, these global health observance days enjoy a guaranteed recurring reservation on our annual DefeatDD work plan as opportunities to generate greater attention to one or more solutions to defeat diarrheal disease; help amplify our partners’ programmatic and advocacy efforts; and provide messages that empower our community of advocates to speak in a coordinated way about an integrated approach.

International Women's Day: March 8

World Water Day: March 22

World Immunization Week: Last week in April

Global Handwashing Day: October 15

World Pneumonia Day: November 12

World Toilet Day: November 19