International Childhood Cancer Day 2022 (ICCD) celebrates the affirmation that better survival for pediatric cancer patients is possible #throughyourhands and celebrates the many instrumental advocates in a child’s journey to a cure.
Today in East Africa, there is currently an average of 20% survival rate for children diagnosed with cancer. In line with WHO initiatives, our goal is at least 60% survival by 2030. These percentages are represented in the colored hands in the tree of life.
Our programs directly contribute to the WHO goal by allowing for faster and more accurate diagnosis, social and economic support, as well as community awareness and education. Learn more about our programs here
ICCD is encouraging everyone to submit a handprint as a gesture of hope to achieving this survival goal. Learn how you can get involved here.