World Cancer Day is celebrated annually on the 4th of February with a number of activities and events in efforts to raise awareness and education about cancer prevention and its symptoms, and press governments and interested parties across the world to take action against the disease in order to detect and treat the disease in its early stages and reduce health risks.
On this day, Kurdistan Save the Children with the aim of broadening its social and psychological services to cancer stricken children opened a new department at Hiwa Hospital in Sulaimani. KSC participated in funding the renovation of the new department through KSC’s donation boxes and will continue to provide the staff with monthly assistance.
It’s worth mentioning that Mrs. Hero Ibrahim Ahmed (KSC’s founder) to support cancer stricken children attended the opening ceremony.
Since 2013, Kurdistan Save the Children has continued to provide social, psychological and financial services to cancer-stricken children and their families at Hiwa Hospital in Sulaimani, Nanakaly Hospital in Erbil and Zhin Center in Duhok.