Friday, February 4, 2011

World Cancer Day 2011

Today is World Cancer Day and the UICC and its partner organisations will run campaigns all over the world to raise awareness for the disease that causes millions of deaths every year, many of which could have been prevented. 

Cancer is a global burden that affects millions of families throughout the world. Sadly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 and 2015 without intervention. More than ever before there is a need for a concerted and co-ordinated fight against cancer, and World Cancer Day can play its part by providing an even bigger platform for informing the world about cancer. 

The UICC has its hopes set high: 2011 promises to be an important year with the UN Summit on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) taking place in September. 

If you would like to support the efforts, you will find all the information you need on the UICC website.

Have a lovely day!… Anna