Weekly health and fitness agenda: International Fitness Week begins and World Cancer Day

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Last chance to vote for best in global health reporting -- the deadline is quickly approaching and get ready for a week devoted to fitness, female health and cancer prevention and awareness.

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Last chance to vote for best in global health reporting - the deadline is quickly approaching and get ready for a week devoted to fitness, female health and cancer prevention and awareness.

Award nomination deadline
February 1
International (online)

The 2010 Excellence in Media Award for Global Health will be announced at Global Health Council's 37th Annual International Conference on June 14-18, 2010. For more information on the award, nomination criteria and submission forms, visit: http://www.globalhealth.org/conference_2010/view_top.php3?id=996


International Fitness Week 2010
February 1-7
International

International Fitness Week presented by Fitness First, an international fitness club, with a range of partners including Fitness Industry Association (fia), British Olympic Association. Health activities will be taking place in 12 different countries throughout Europe and Asia. Visit internationalfitnessweek.com to find out what is taking place near you or learn more on how to create a healthier lifestyle.   http://www.internationalfitnessweek.com


World Cancer Day
February 4
International

The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and Word Health Organization (WHO) will promote their new initiative "Cancer can be prevented too" on February 4.  Both organizations are working to build greater awareness and show how health behaviors can decrease cancer susceptibility. http://www.worldcancercampaign.org/  http://www.uicc.org/


International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
February 6
International

This health awareness day is devoted to the education and eradication of FGM and is also referred to as "Day of Zero tolerance for FGM." The United Nations has set targets to end FGM in 16 African nations by 2015. Over 130 million females mainly in Africa and the Middle East suffer from this ‘purity’ cutting ritual. The two branches of the UN most involved with this campaign are UNICEF and UNIFEM.  http://www.unifemuk.org/news-international-day-against-female-genital-mutilation.php


World Day of the Sick
February 11
International

Pope John Paul II created this day of observance for the sick and suffering to encourage one day around the world when everyone can take a few minutes to pray for loved ones that are ill as well as their caregivers. He announced this Roman Catholic feast day one year after he was diagnosed and suffering with Parkinson’s disease.   http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=5305


Vivaness 2010
February 17-20
NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg, Germany

Vivaness, the largest natural personal care and wellness trade show, was created with cultural creatives and LoHaS (lifestyle of health and sustainability) buyers in mind. Showcasing over 200 exhibitors representative of the entire market with products ranging from natural cosmetics and body care to natural medicines and household products. Vivaness is co-located with BioFach (21st Annual World Organic Trade Fair) and this year’s theme is Organic + Fair. Day tickets are €30. http://www.vivaness.de/en/

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