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IEA 2017 World Congress of Epidemiology

August 19, 2017 – August 22, 2017 Omiya Sonic City, Saitama, Japan

WHO list of Priority Diseases

                                   

World Health Day 
   7 th april 2018
    
Theme, slogan and hashtag

  • The theme of World Health Day is: Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere.
  • The slogan is “Health for All”.
  • The primary hashtag that we are using is #HealthForAll but look out for posts using #WorldHealthDay as well.


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World Cancer Day

Key facts about Cancer from World Health Orgenization

  • Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases in 2012   (1).
  • The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades.
  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.
  • Approximately 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Around one third of deaths from cancer are due to the 5 leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol use.
  • Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer and is responsible for approximately 22% of cancer deaths   (2).
  • Cancer causing infections, such as hepatitis and human papilloma virus (HPV), are responsible for up to 25% of cancer cases in low- and middle-income countries   (3).
  • Late-stage presentation and inaccessible diagnosis and treatment are common. In 2017, only 26% of low-income countries reported having pathology services generally available in the public sector. More than 90% of high-income countries reported treatment services are available compared to less than 30% of low-income countries.
  • The economic impact of cancer is significant and is increasing. The total annual economic cost of cancer in 2010 was estimated at approximately US$ 1.16 trillion   (4).
  • Only 1 in 5 low- and middle-income countries have the necessary data to drive cancer policy   (5).
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