World Cancer Day 2015: Statistics, facts and ‘Not Beyond Us’ theme

World Cancer Day, observed annually on 4 February, is dedicated to raising awareness of cancer and encouraging its prevention, detection and treatment. Cancers are among the leading causes of death worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths in 2012. Yet thanks to breakthroughs in research and treatment, cancer survival rates […]


World Cancer Day: A sobering reminder

Our senior verifier Farkhanda broke down into tears as she narrated the story to me. I noted that she had been very sad all day yesterday, after having reviewed a child’s funding application. Nine year old SN knew she was suffering from a serious disease, which would be fatal if left untreated. She was the […]


World No Tobacco Day 2013: Not just another day

The 31st of May 2013 will mark the 26th year of successive observance of World No Tobacco Day across the world, when WHO Member States resolved to commemorate a day every year to say NO to use of tobacco through a World Health Assembly Resolution in 1988. While this year’s message calls  to  ‘free ourselves’ […]


World No Tobacco Day 2013

According to GBD 2010, tobacco smoking continues to be the second leading risk factor for death and disability globally. 1 Tobacco-attributable deaths are projected to rise from 5.4 million in 2005 to 6.4 million in 2015 (10% of all deaths globally) and 8.3 million in 2030. 2 Over 1 billion people smoke globally – the […]


Cervical Cancer Crisis Card launched

New Government must tackle cervical cancer that Crisis Card shows kills 7,000 women Pakistan every year from cervical cancer. Australia provides a global model to tackle the disease. More women die of cervical cancer in India than anywhere in the world. India along with China, Brazil, Bangladesh and Nigeria represent over 50% of the global […]