Health Days 2021

International Childhood Cancer Day

Overview: 

International Childhood Cancer Day is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.
Facts: 
Every year, more than 400,000 children and adolescents below 20, are diagnosed with cancer. The rate of survival depends on the region, with 80% survival in most high income countries but as low as 20% only in low and middle income countries.
The Target Goal of the WHO Global Childhood Cancer Initiative is to eliminate all pain and suffering of children fighting cancer and achieve at least 60% survival for all children diagnosed with cancer around the world by 2030. This represents an approximate doubling of the current cure rate and will save an additional one million children’s lives over the next decade.
Objectives:
Raising awareness of the basic rights of all children with cancer, which include:
  • The right to early, correct diagnosis. 
  • Access to basic life-saving medications. 
  • Access to proper treatment. 
  • Access to medical follow up care, services, and sustainable living opportunities for survivors. 
Official Date: 

Globally: 15/2/2021
Locally: 14/7/1442H.

Theme: 
Better Survival through Our Hands

 
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