Cancer In Nepal We have 10 million reasons Worldwide, 10 million people died of cancer in 2020. That’s equivalent to one third of population of Nepal.
Right to health Half of the world’s population lacks access to the full range of essential health services and many are denied basic cancer care.
Why is it so? Due to differences in income and education levels, geographical location, and discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability.
Cancer care & Right to Life There are now 19.3 million new cases of cancer in a year. Yet 30-50% of all cancers are preventable. Reduce the risks of cancer with healthier behaviours, regular screening, earlier detection and timely treatment of pre-cancers.
There are around 26 thousand new cancer cases in Nepal every year and many of them can be prevented.
2022: Realising the problem
Theme for 2022- 2024 World Cancer Day Event is Close the care gap.Everyone deserves access to cancer care.
The first year of the ‘Close the Care Gap’ campaign is all about understanding and recognising the inequities in cancer care around the globe. It’s about having an open mind, challenging assumptions and looking at the hard facts:
Inequity in cancer care costs lives. People who seek cancer care hit barriers at every turn. Income, education, location and discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability and lifestyle are just a few of the factors that can negatively affect care. The gap affects everyone, including you and your loved ones. These barriers are not set in stone. They can be changed.
This is the year to question the status quo and help reduce stigma; to listen to the perspectives of the people living with cancer and their communities and let those lived experiences guide our thoughts and actions.
That’s how we can begin to imagine a better way of doing things and to build a fairer vision of the future—a future where people live healthier lives and have better access to health and cancer services, no matter where they are born, grow, age, work or live.
Cancer awareness activities in Nepal
KCC organizes various community-based activities for cancer awareness, screening and early detection.