Next up is World Diabetes Day on November 14. 366 Million people in the world live with diabetes, and 225,000 of those are in New Zealand. The library has plenty of information to help with managing diabetes including cookbooks, health advice and links to digital material.
Antibiotic Awareness Week from the 18 to 24 November is one I haven’t heard of before, but the World Health Organisation has declared antibiotic resistance “one of the greatest threats to human health today”. The aim of the week is to deepen our understanding of antibiotics and to stop their misuse and overuse. This is a subject that more people are becoming concerned about and there is certainly a good amount of material in the library to keep you up to date.
Last but not least is White Ribbon Day on November 25. The aim of this day is to end all male violence against women and perhaps the most recent and shocking example of this is the story of Malala. You can read her story in I am Malala: The girl who wanted to go to school.