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WORLD CANCER DAY

This is an international day marked every 4th of February and observed by members of the USA. It is a campaign that raises awareness of cancer and encourages the prevention and treatment of cancer. Cancer has no definite cure and is known to be one of the leading causes of death globally. According to World Health Organization, cancer accounts for nearly 10 million deaths as of the year 2020.

World Cancer Day (WCD) which is held annually with no exemption to this year was observed on February 4, 2021, with the theme: ‘I AM AND I WILL’. It is a global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Cancer is a disease where some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body and can start almost anywhere in the human body, which is made up of trillions of cells. This goes to show how much intervention those suffering from the disease require.

WCD bears the task of raising constant and urgent awareness of cancer. They are also tasked with helping to reduce the burden of cancer. With the awareness, many facilities can be provided alongside government and private aid for prevention and treatment programs. One aim of the WCD is to promote equity thereby allowing patients suffering from the disease have access to the same facilities equally as anyone with the disease would.

As a disease accounting for too many deaths with no definite cure, we should wage war in unity to fight to bring its threat to a minimum. It’s a threat being predicted as 13.2 million deaths by the year 2030. The Sapphires Development Initiative (TSDI) is in support of the awareness schemes in place all over the world as it helps with prevention, early detection, and the treatment of the disease, leading to about 3.7 million lives being saved every year. This is in synchrony with our vision to promote humanity and provide good health in our sphere of influence. Hence, our tiny quota in creating awareness to the general public about this globally observed day: WCD.

Finally, join this train of impact and spread the message about this deadly disease. You could be saving a life. Who knows? You could also sponsor or partner with other tribe-mates to create awareness and promote humanity. Visit our partner with us segment to find out how.

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