World Cancer Day 2022 : 4th February
Team Ambitiousbaba are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “World Cancer Day 2022 : 4th February”
February 4 is observed as World Cancer Day to create awareness, inspire change and reduce the global impact of cancer globally. The main purpose behind it is to cut misconceptions about cancer and the prejudices associated with it, to help people in getting the right information about it. The Union of International Cancer Control (UICC) has announced World Cancer Day to be a “global uniting initiative.”
Theme: World Cancer Day 2022
World Cancer Day theme of 2022 is ‘Close the Care Gap’. The theme settles around identifying and recognizing global inequalities in cancer care that keeps people from certain economic layers full access to essential healthcare services and facilities. Avoiding cancer treatment costs lives.
World Cancer Day: History
The day was created on February 4, 2000 at the time when the World Cancer Conference for the New Millennium in Paris, France. After that every year people across the world observe World Cancer Day with a different theme to better the quality of lives of cancer patients and to continue spread awareness on cancer, its prevention and treatment.
World Cancer Day: Significance
The main intention behind the day is to arouse awareness and reduce the social stigma associated with the disease. In globally, Cancer is the second major reason of death. The major cancers that strike the Indian population are lung, breast, cervical, head and neck and colorectal cancer which is known as ‘CRC’. On World Cancer Day an agenda to achieve a healthier and brighter world free of cancer is accelerated. Every year on this day number of events are planned to educate and aware people of cancer and its early detection, treatment and more.
Symbol: Ribbon is the common symbol of cancer but it has different colors to present specific like the pink ribbon presents global symbol of breast cancer awareness, while the orange ribbon presents with child cancer awareness.
Question & Answer:
Q1. On which day World Cancer day is observed globally?
Ans. 4th February
Q2. What is the theme of World Cancer day 2022?
Ans. Close the Care Gap
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