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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

World Cancer Day 2016, February 4

世界癌症日, 2月4日.
World Cancer Day 2016

Тема 2016 года: «Мы можем. Я могу»

2016 Theme: "We can. I can
Thème 2016 : « Nous pouvons, je peux »
2016年主题 : "我们可以,我可以"
موضوع عام 2016: نحن نقدر. أنا أقدر
We can, I can

World Cancer Day, always an opportunity to rally the world, has special impetus this year thanks to the recent adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which aims to usher in a life of dignity for all people.

The Sustainable Development Goals endorsed by all governments call for reducing by one third premature death from non-communicable diseases. This builds on an historic commitment made in 2011 by Heads of State. We are also guided by the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, and the Every Woman Every Child movement behind it, which are working for stronger health systems, universal health care coverage and scaling up of life-saving interventions for comprehensive cancer prevention and control.

We must do more to end the many tragedies that cancer inflicts. About one third of cancers can be prevented, while others are curable if diagnosed and treated early. And even when cancer is advanced, patients should benefit from palliative care.

Cancer affects all countries, but those with fewer resources are hit hardest. Nothing illustrates this better than the burden of cervical cancer. The world’s poorest countries are home to more than 8 in 10 women newly diagnosed with cervical cancer, and 9 in 10 deaths from the disease.

While applauding the success of cervical cancer screening in many high-income countries, we have a responsibility to replicate this progress in low-income States, where cervical cancer remains one of the most common cancers among women.

Today, we have the knowledge, experience and tools to protect every woman, everywhere. Comprehensive cervical cancer prevention includes vaccines to protect girls against future infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV), screening measures and preventive treatment of pre-cancers.

Where a person lives should not determine if they develop a cancer or die from it. We must work together to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health issue and to reduce the burden that millions face from all cancers. On World Cancer Day, let us resolve to end the injustice of preventable suffering from this disease as part of our larger push to leave no one behind.

Ban Ki-moon
World Cancer Day 2016,  We can. I can

FORUM : World Cancer Day

Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

2016 Events :

Special Event to Mark World Cancer Day: “Towards a Cervical Cancer Free World

4 February 2016, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters, New York

On World Cancer Day, join us to shed light on cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in low- and middle-income countries, which kills over 250,000 women annually, and how the international community can help end cervical cancer—an almost always preventable disease.
This event will feature a special screening of the inspirational “Lady Ganga” documentary. This film tells the story of a 45-year-old single mother who, when diagnosed with late stage cervical cancer, decided to do something extraordinary before her death: Break a world record by paddle boarding on the Ganges River.
A brief panel discussion following the film will explore how we can work together through the Every Woman Every Child movement to eliminate cervical cancer and how doing so will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals related to the health of girls and women and the reduction of non-communicable diseases worldwide. Moreover, as cervical cancer is a significant risk factor for acquiring HIV and vice versa, the prevention and control of cervical cancer is closely linked to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The event is sponsored by the Permanent Missions of the United States of America and the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations, Every Woman Every Child and Cervical Cancer Action.


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February 4th is World Cancer Day



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