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World Cancer Day 2021 : Highlights

World Cancer Day:

India Post, Mumbai Region, in collaboration with the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai releases a Special Cover on World Cancer Day (February 4).

  • Objective: To save millions of preventable deaths each year through raising awareness and by pressing governments to take action against Cancer.
  • Organized by: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that exists to help the global health community accelerate the fight against cancer.
  • It was founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • World Cancer Day was established by the Paris Charter adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millenium in Paris in 2000.
  • Theme: In 2019, Union for International Cancer Control, launched a new 3-year campaign with the theme: “I Am and I Will.”
  • The campaign is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.