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India Post and Tata Memorial Centre release a Special Cover on World Cancer Day 

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  • February 5, 2021
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India Post and Tata Memorial Centre release a Special Cover on World Cancer Day 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – Health

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  • India Post, Mumbai Region, in collaboration with the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai released a Special Cover on World Cancer Day (February 4).

Important value additions 

World Cancer Day

  • Objective: To save millions of preventable deaths each year through raising awareness and by pressing governments to take action against Cancer.
  • Organized by: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), an International NGO that exists to help the global health community accelerate the fight against cancer. 
  • NGO was founded in 1933 and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Origin of World Cancer Day: Paris Charter adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millenium in Paris in 2000.
  • Theme: In 2019, Union for International Cancer Control, launched a new 3-year campaign with the theme: “I Am and I Will.” 
  • The campaign is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.

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