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World Cancer Day: 04 February

Published on February 05, 2024
Current Context: World Cancer Day is observed internationally on 4th February every year.
World Cancer Day: 04 February
  • It is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and aims to raise awareness about cancer and encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
  • The day supports the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.
  • The primary goal of World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer.
  • It’s an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer.
  • The day is observed by the United Nations and targets misinformation, raises awareness, and reduces stigma.
  • The theme for the years 2022-2024 is ‘Close the care gap’ that focuses on eliminating the difference in access to cancer care services faced by populations of various groups of country income, age, gender, ethnicity etc.


Q.1 Who leads the observance of World Cancer Day?
a. World Health Organization
b. United Nations
c. Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
d. World Bank

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