CanKids Celebrates 20th International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) - Feb 15, 2021
International Childhood Cancer Day is a time to acknowledge the thousands of children and their families who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, raise awareness and funds and advocate for childhood cancer.
Objectives of ICCD:
Advocating to policy makers and key stakeholders at Global, Regional, Country, State and Facility level to make Childhood Cancer a Child & Health Priority.
Honoring Children with Cancer & their Families through celebrations, competitions.
Creating awareness that CHILDHOOD CANCER IS CURABLE when detected in time and treated properly at a cancer center.
Raising much needed funds to support the children and their families during their treatment Journey.
ICCD 2021 Focus Areas (International)
Childhood Cancer International Day is spearheaded by Childhood Cancer International – an umbrella organization of 188 parent, survivor and social support organizations like CanKids, in collaboration with SIOP (international Society of Pediatric Oncologists). The CCI theme for this ICCD is Better Survival is Achievable #ThroughOur Hands www.childhoodcancerinternational.org
WHO Initiatives: - This year WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC) is also actively participating in the International Childhood Cancer Day and they come with technical package #CureAll at the all levels; Global, Regional and National. WHO | Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer. Launched in 2018 GICC has made a callout to member nations, specially LMICs like ours, to achieve 60% survival for children with cancer and reduce suffering for all children with cancer by 2030. In the High-Income Countries 80% of Children with Cancer will Survive where as in the Low & Middle-Income Countries only about 20% of Children with Cancer will Survive.
ICCD 2021 Focus Areas (India)
#The India Pediatric Oncology community has come together WHO-GICC India Responds! and have progressed positively and brought all the stakeholders IAP-PHO and India POG (InPOG), CSOs, Parent and Survivor groups and some State Governments on the same page. The WHO CureAll technical package and the Lancet Commission on Sustainable Care for Pediatric Oncology, backed by St Jude Global, underpin the strategy and the Working Groups we are in the process of creating. An article in the Science Direct may be seen here WHO Global Initiative for childhood cancer – India responds - ScienceDirect.
Our audacious Goal is Announcement of National Plan for Childhood Cancer by Honorable Prime Minster of India on 15th February 2021.
Children with Cancer and their caregivers from over 60 hospitals across the country are writing letters to Honorable Prime Minster of India Shri Narendra Modi to announce the National Plan for Childhood Cancer on Feb 2021
Kidscan Konnect Survivors will present their 300,000 pledges collected over the last 4 years to WHO India, WHO SEAR, Member Health NITI Aayog, Health Minister of India and Prime Minster of India from Feb 4th (World Cancer Day) to Feb 15th (ICCD)
Children are making the Tree of Life-Dream Catchers. One Big Tree of Life installation for hospital and small one for each Children who is participating ICCD.
Participate in ICCD 2021 - Better Survival For Children With Cancer- #CureAll #ThroughOurHands
On International Childhood Cancer Day, we invite you to stand united to make childhood cancer a national Child and Health priority to ensure there are adequate resources to meet the basic rights of children with cancer. There can be no more ‘but.’ United together towards a shared vision we can advance cures, transform care, and install hope. Together we must take action to reduce premature child cancer mortality.
We request you to participate with us in the celebration of 20th International Childhood Cancer Day
Doctors/Hospitals: 1. Celebrate ICCD- 2021 and Help in hosting virtual event at your hospital. 2. Create Awareness about Childhood Cancer thought Posters and Banners at your hospital. 3. Participate in #CureAll “Tree of Life" #ThroughOurHands Dream Catcher campaigns with Kids and Families. 4. Organize an Awareness forum at your hospital. Click Here of Participate
State Governments: 1. Celebrate ICCD- 2021 by creating awareness about Childhood Cancer through Advertisements, Newspaper and Daily Ads, Hoardings at prominent places. 2. Participate in #CureAll “Tree of Life" #ThroughOurHands and campaigns with Kids and Families. 3. Launch Plan and Policy for Childhood Cancer in your state with the goal of 60% survival & 100% access to care by 2030. 4. Access to Care Resource Directories & Posters and Banners at all the PHC, District Hospitals and Tertiary Cancer Centre of your state.
Partners/Donors/Supporters : 1. Create Awareness about Childhood Cancer through Posters and Banners at your offices. 2. Participate in #CureAll “Tree of Life" #ThroughOurHands and campaigns with Kids and Families 3. Raise vitally needed funds with your employees and clients by participating in our GiveIndia Fundraiser.