Posted on 03 February, 2023

Why Do We Celebrate World Cancer Day?

Why Do We Celebrate World Cancer Day?

History of World Cancer Day

Every year, on February 4th, the world comes together to observe World Cancer Day, but do we really know the origin and essence of the Holiday?

World Cancer Day was established by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in 2000 and is held annually on February 4th to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

The goal of World Cancer Day is to save millions of preventable deaths each year by increasing public knowledge about cancer and encouraging governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to act.

The day is observed globally with educational and advocacy activities aimed at reducing the global impact of cancer.

“Close the Care Gap” – Understand the inequities in cancer.

Figure 1 : Elekta, GE healthcare, Medtronic equipment supplier in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya.

Cancer can strike anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender. It is a disease that knows no bounds and has touched the lives of countless individuals and families. The impact of cancer is far-reaching and affects not only those who are diagnosed but also their families, friends, and communities.

However, despite the staggering statistics, there is hope. Advances in research and treatment have led to significant progress in the fight against cancer, and many people are now living longer, healthier lives after a cancer diagnosis. But there is still much work to be done.

On World Cancer Day, we are reminded of the importance of taking action to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. This can be done through a variety of means, including:

  • Making healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Undergoing regular cancer screenings can increase the chances of early detection and successful treatment.
  • Supporting cancer research and funding organizations that work towards finding a cure.
  • Encouraging others to get involved in the fight against cancer by raising awareness and educating others about the disease.

As individuals, we can each play a role in the fight against cancer. Whether it is making healthier lifestyle choices, undergoing regular cancer screenings, or supporting cancer research, every effort counts.

On World Cancer Day, let us come together and make a commitment to do our part in the fight against this devastating disease. Together, we can create a world where cancer is no longer a threat to the health and well-being of our loved ones and communities.

Computech Healthcare is Here for you.

Figure 2 : Medtronic, Elekta, GE healthcare equipment supplier in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya.

This year’s theme marks the second year of the campaign “close the care gap” which is about understanding the inequities in cancer care and taking actions to make the necessary progress to address them.

As Computech Healthcare, our main objective is to provide access to premier healthcare equipment and world class service to healthcare facilities across East Africa and touch the lives of patients regardless of locality, age, race, and gender. We have launched a couple of projects that have immensely upgraded the status of healthcare in East African Countries. Such as the Cancer Strategy Plan for the Private Public Partnership between Aga Khan Hospital and Bugando Medical Centre, toward the reduction of the cancer burden in Tanzania.

Agha Khan and Elekta Partnership towards reduction of Cancer in Tanzania

Let us each do our part and make this world a healthier, happier place for all. Call us on 0737599769 to book a Free Consultation Session with our Oncology Healthcare Equipment Specialists.