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World Cancer Day 

World Cancer Day is celebrated annually on the 4th of February to raise community’s awareness about cancer prevention and press all the interested parties to take action to reduce this disease and work for treating it in its early stages.
It’s worth mentioning that in 2018 Kurdistan Save the Children was announced as a member of UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) and CCI (Childhood Cancer International) for the activities that were performed from 2013 in Hiwa, Nanakaly hospital and Zhin Center, and to participate in the global fight against cancer.
On the 4th February 2019 ( World Cancer Day), Kurdistan Save the Children was announced by UICC as a country champion to fight against cancer and serve cancer patients. Over 100 organizations from more than 50 countries expressed an interest in becoming country champions. 17 organizations were selected as country champions to participate in Treatment for All campaign and for providing more support for cancer patients: The aims are as following:
* Improving the quality of cancer data for public health use
* Increasing the number of people with access to early detection and accurate cancer diagnosis
* Providing timely and quality treatment for early and metastatic disease for all
* Providing basic supportive and palliative care service for all.

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