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International Self-Care Day

24 July 2017

The benefits of self-care should be felt 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or 24/7.

Self Medication

Self-medication is the use of non-prescription and over-the-counter medication to treat a health problem, including chronic problems like asthma.

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International Self-Care Day

International Self-Care Day is an initiative by SMASA, dedicated to promoting responsible self-care and self-medication. It takes place on 24 July, because of the benefits of self-care should be felt 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or 24/7.

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Codeine Care Initiative

The newest innovation in pharmaceutical care is the launch of the Codeine Care Initiative – a very simple process that aims to help you understand and responsibly manage the use of medicines that contain codeine.

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Calendar Events

  • 2 June 2017: International Cancer Survivors' Day
  • 3-9 June 2017: World Heart Rhythm Week
  • 14 June 2017: World Blood Donor Day
  • 24-28 June 2017: SANCA Drug Awareness Week
  • 1-5 July 2017: Corporate Wellness Week
  • 28 July 2017: World Hepatitis Day
  • 9-15 October 2017: National Nutrition Week
  • 15-19 October 2017: National Obesity Week
  • 29 October 2017: World Stroke Day
  • 14 November 2017: World Diabetes Day

Good To Know

  • By simply laughing more you can reduce stress, lower that blood pressure and boost your immune system.

  • Eating regularly can avoid being irritable and feeling tired. Breaks between breakfast, lunch and dinner can often be lengthy. Support your body with in-between light snacks to keep those energy levels up.

  • Research has shown that coconut water can improve blood circulation, lower blood pressure and also reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

  • To maintain a healthy heart, the strangest things can be done. Cut back on driving and television time. Research data from roughly 30 000 people in 52 countries, show that those with cars and televisions have a 27% higher risk of heart attacks then those who have neither.