International Day of Action for Women's Health Date in the current year: May 28, 2017

International Day of Action for Women's Health International Day of Action for Women's Health is annually observed on May 28 since 1987. This observance reminds all governments around the world, that women's health matters for the future of the nation.

This international observance was started in 1987 during the International Women's Health Meeting, held in Costa Rica. Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network proposed to designate May 28 to be International Day, and it was approved by other participants of the meeting.

The inaugural campaign on preventing maternal mortality gained success among many women around the world. This result was achieved thanks to publishing the information that couldn't be easily accessed. The inaugural campaign also brought to light some significant gaps in the research data on women's health and thus boosted the further actions in this area.

International Day of Action for Women's Health is recognized by several governments and a number of international agencies and society organizations. Every year the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights hosts and coordinates the campaign and chooses new themes to highlight.

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