International Day of Epidemic Preparedness - December 27
Tue, Dec 27, 2022

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness is an important date that tells about diseases and the fight against them. It is probable that if humanity had always been ready for epidemics, a large number of people would have been saved. Join the celebration and spread its message!


In 2019, the whole world swayed: a coronavirus was discovered in China. This event has become a real test for the states of the planet. Even the most developed countries in terms of medicine faced difficulties – there was not a day when one could relax. Doctors worked hard, and there was a shortage of artificial respirators, beds, protective equipment, even entire hospitals. In just a few months, the virus has made a hole in the healthcare system.

Now, looking at the peak of the incidence, experts believe that the victims and the difficulties of treatment could have been avoided if we were in full readiness. On December 27, 2020, the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness was created – it called for uniting and acting together against epidemics. So COVID-19 has become not only a tragedy, but also an opportunity for future generations to make the healthcare system more efficient.

Interesting facts

The most serious pandemics:

  • during the war between Athens and Sparta, a terrible plague unfolded, it happened back in 230 BC. Some researchers are inclined that it was typhoid, but there is no reliable evidence;
  • American smallpox reigned from the beginning of the 16th century in the territory of the States. Europeans brought here unprecedented ailments that the Indians had never encountered;
  • The cholera pandemic has been rampant since 1817. It appeared in India, but spread to Asia, North America, Europe, Russia;
  • Spanish flu is a global epidemic, affecting more than half a billion people.

How to celebrate

Find out more information about diseases and prevention measures – read relevant literature, watch documentaries. Find out about events in your city and take part in them. There are webinars that carry a lot of useful statistics – get materials online and share with others.

When is International Day of Epidemic Preparedness celebrated in 2022?

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness is observed on December 27 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday December 27 2022
Wednesday December 27 2023
Friday December 27 2024
Saturday December 27 2025
Sunday December 27 2026

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