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World Food Day - 16 Octo​​ber

zerohunger.PNGThe collective progress made by many countries in eradicating hunger has recently taken a turn for the worse as a result of prolonged conflict, an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change and economic slowdown. Today, 821 million people suffer chronic undernourishment, according to the latest State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report. At the same time, obesity levels are rising rapidly and many countries experience the double burden of hunger and obesity. 1.9 billion people are overweight, 672 million of whom are obese. But the world can achieve Zero Hunger if we join forces across nations, continents, sectors and professions, and take account of best practices and lessons learned.

This year’s World Food Day (WFD) calls for action to get back on track. ​

World Stroke Day - 29 Octob​er

wsc_banner_logo.pngAround 80 million people living in the world today have experienced a stroke and over 50m survivors live with some form of permanent disability as a result. While for many, life after stroke won’t be quite the same, with the right care and support living a meaningful life is still possible. As millions of stroke survivors show us every day, it is possible to get #UpAgainAfterStroke.​​