World Cancer Day 2022-2024 theme:
Close the Care Gap
Everyone deserves access to cancer care.
This World Cancer Day, we recognise the power of knowledge. We know that every single one of us has the ability to make a difference, large or small, and that together we can make real progress in reducing the global impact of cancer.
This 4th day of February, we call on you, whoever and wherever you are, to play your part in creating a cancer-free world.
This World Cancer Day, what will you learn about the gap in cancer care?
A 3-year campaign for impact
World Cancer Day is more than a day on the calendar. That’s why our campaign is built to inspire change and mobilise action long after the day itself. A multi-year campaign means more exposure and engagement, more opportunities to build global awareness and ultimately more impact.
2022: Realising the problem
The first year of the ‘Close the Care Gap’ campaign is all about understanding and recognising
- 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
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.
This World Cancer Day, what will you learn about the gaps in cancer care?
2023: Uniting our voices and taking action
As our campaign continues, we will join with like-minded people because we know that we are stronger when we are united. We will celebrate real-world progress in its many forms and allow that momentum to fuel our fight for fairness. We’ll do more than spread the word—we’ll shout it from the rooftops. We’ll build stronger alliances and innovative new collaborations.
Our actions can take countless forms: motivating neighbours
We’ll mobilise our friends, family, coworkers and
2024: Together, we challenge those in power
The last year of the campaign is all about bringing attention to a higher level—literally. We will
Together, we will make sure our leaders know that we demand a commitment to prioritising cancer, to creating innovative strategies designed to confront inequity and to investing our resources to achieve a just and cancer-free world. We will call on leaders to eliminate health inequities by addressing their root causes, ensuring that everyone has access to quality health services when, where and how they need them.
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