Day of the sanitary- epidemiological service of Ukraine

Presidential Decree October 2004 (№ 1178/2004 ) in Ukraine is set professional holiday — Day of the sanitary- epidemiological service, which is celebrated annually on the second Sunday in October.

state sanitary and epidemiological supervision covers all areas of life: living conditions, work, food, recreation, education and training of children and adolescents. Because of sanitary and epidemiological service occupies a key position in the country's health system.

The State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Ukraine for more than 80 years, is an effective component of health care, which provides an implementation of the state policy in the field of preventive medicine, is the guardian of health and work ability of people to protect them from infectious diseases.