Saturday, February 4th is World Cancer Day 2023, a global health awareness event led by the International Coalition for Cancer Control. The day marks the launch of the second phase of a three-year campaign titled ‘Bridging the Care Gap’, launched in 2022 with a focus on ‘Making the Problem a Reality’. This year’s theme is “Acting in unison”. His 2024, the final stage of the campaign, will stick to the theme of “We challenge those in power.”
Founded in 2000, world cancer day Aims to improve education, raise awareness and spur individual, collective and governmental action to provide life-saving access cancer treatment We care for millions of cancer patients around the world.
Organizations, governments, individuals and health care providers are planning in-person and online events to coincide with World Cancer Day. WorldCancerDay.org offers downloadable materials such as tool kits, infographics, posters, and a map of activities. Search #WorldCancerDay and #CloseTheCareGap to find something relevant to you.
For example, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and other cancer groups are doing this by releasing a health equity report card containing 17 actions to close the gap and #CloseTheCareGap. observe the day
Celebrating the progress of improvement Access to cancer careWorld Cancer Day encourages the efforts needed to make cancer care more equitable.
Commenting on the 2023 effort, WorldCancerDay.org writes:
“As our campaign continues, we will join with like-minded people. We make it possible to light a fire.We don’t just spread the word, we scream it from the rooftops.We build stronger alliances and innovative new collaborations.
Our actions take countless forms. Encourage neighbors to provide transportation to cancer treatments, or ensure that local schools offer healthy and affordable food options.
“We mobilize our friends, family, colleagues and communities because we know that together we can achieve almost anything.”