Childhood Cancer Awareness Day 2020 for Your Child
Created by Urvashi Shah Updated on Feb 01, 2019
Cancer is spreading like a wildfire, be it, adults or children, cancer doesn’t spare anyone who comes in contact with the virus. With technological and medicinal advancements, various cancer treatment and preventive measures are available to fight this disease. Despite, there are a number of children affected with the disease with no help to reach out for. Did you know that 15th February is marked as Childhood Cancer Awareness Day? If you didn’t know about this, let us read more about what purpose this day serves.
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International Childhood Cancer Day is a global collaborative campaign in order to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families. This day promotes increased appreciation and deeper understanding of issues and challenges associated to childhood cancer and impacting on children or adolescents with cancer, the survivors, their families and the society as a whole. It also highlights the need for more equitable and better access to cancer treatment and care for all children with cancer all around the globe.
Purpose of International Childhood Cancer Programme
This event was created by Childhood Cancer International (CCI), which is a global network of 188 grassroots and national networks of parent organizations in 93 countries, spanning across 5 continents, thus, making CCI the world’s largest childhood cancer patient support and advocacy network. The CCI believes that every child with cancer deserves the best medical care, irrespective of the country, origin, caste, race, financial status or social class. It also emphasizes on how childhood cancer deaths can be avoided by provided the affected child with timely and accurate diagnosis and access to quality and proper cancer treatment in your child (God, i swear, no child should met with never). Also Know: Nipah Virus (NiV) Signs & Symptoms, Precautions
Since its launch in 2002, International Childhood Cancer Day has acquired the support of global networks and leading institutions which include; the World Health Organization, SIOP (International Society of Paediatric Oncology, with 1000 plus individual members), UICC (Union for International Cancer Control with more than 1000 member organizations in 163 countries), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), ICPCN (International Children’s Palliative Care Network) and CLAN (Caring and Living Among Neighbours), among others.
Why It is Important to Show Support for International Childhood Cancer Day?
On September 2011, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly issued a Political Declaration recognizing four major non-communicable Diseases, namely, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease as the greatest killers of adults and children. Unfortunately, cancer remains to be the major cause of non-communicable related death in children worldwide. Globally, more than thousands of children are diagnosed with this fatal disease every year. Out of these, approx than 80% of children belong to low or middle-income group who do not survive cancer. While in developed countries like the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, and others, more than 80 percent of children survive cancer with hope to live productive and meaningful lives. Childhood Cancer International is dedicated to advancing cures, transforming care, and instilling hope for all children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer all over the world.
So join hands on this International Childhood Cancer Day along with all the members of Childhood Cancer International who stand united to make childhood cancer a national and global child health priority and to ensure there are adequate resources to meet the basic rights of children with cancer.
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