The proclamation of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was made to raise awareness about childhood cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14.
FACTS ABOUT CHILDHOOD CANCER
WHAT PAHO DOES
To strengthen the health system response to childhood cancer, the Pan American Health Organization and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are collaborating with the Ministries of Health, pediatric oncologists, and foundations to develop National Childhood Cancer Plans within the framework of the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC).
The GICC aims to reduce the suffering of children with cancer and achieve a cancer survival rate of at least 60% by 2030.
The impact of childhood cancer translates into years of life lost,
more significant inequalities, and economic difficulties.
This situation can and should change.
Early Diagnosis of Cancer in
children and adolescents (in Spanish)