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The International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families. ICCD is celebrated on the 15th of February each year. It was conceived in 2001 by Childhood Cancer International, with the first global awareness campaign in 2002, making 2021 the 20th edition of ICCD.​


  • Every year, more than 400,000 children and adolescents below 20, are diagnosed with cancer. The rate of survival depends on the region, with 80% survival in most High Income Countries but as low as 20% only in Low and Middle Income Countries.
  • The Target Goal of the WHO Global Childhood Cancer Initiative is to eliminate all pain and suffering of children fighting cancer and achieve at least 60% survival for all children diagnosed with cancer around the world by 2030.

Message for 2021: “Better Survival” is achievable #throughourhands

For ICCD 2021-23, CCI and SIOP selected the Tree of Life – a universal symbol of growth and renewal, to send a powerful message: childhood cancer can be cured and the well-being of survivors achieved if all stakeholders continue acting resolutely together in key areas.

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Tree of Life

Better Survival

  • Responsive government policy
  • Timely and accurate diagnosis
  • Effective treatment
  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Palliative & Supportive care
  • Qualified workforce
  • Family support
  • Available and affordable essential medicines
  • Cancer registry
  • Rehabilitation and Reintegration

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