International Childhood cancer Day
Globally, it is estimated that there will be more than 413,000 cases of childhood cancer in 2020. 80% of the world’s children with cancer live in low to middle income countries (LMICs) and approximately 44% of the children go undiagnosed. For those who do manage to reach a treatment facility and obtain a diagnosis, a mere 20% are expected to survive.
That makes childhood cancer the leading non-communicable disease killer of children around the world, regardless of where they live.