International Childhood Cancer Day
#throughourhands
International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and its unique challenges, while showing support for children and young people with cancer, survivors and their families worldwide.​
International Childhood
Cancer Day On February 15th
International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is celebrated on the 15th of February each year. It was conceived in 2001 by CCI, with the first global awareness campaign in 2002, making 2021 the 20th edition of ICCD.​

ICCD is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and its unique challenges, while showing support for children and young people with cancer, survivors and their families worldwide.​

The primary message of the 2021 ICCD is:
Better Survival is achievable #throughourhands.
Campaign Theme
The three-year campaign for ICCD (2021-2023) is designed to use the universal image of colourfully painted handprints of children. These handprints will represent survival rates for children with cancer on a national, regional and international scale.

Focus is on giving tribute to the children and young people with cancer, their bravery, their courage, and their resiliency; it also recognizes the mark their lives leave on the world and how they shape our shared future.

The 2022 theme is: #throughyourhands
Focus is on paying tribute to the medical team/health care workers and the positive impact they have on the lives of children/young people with cancer and vice versa.

The 2023 theme is: #throughtheirhands
Focus is on paying tribute to the families and caregivers and the impact they have on the lives of children/young people with cancer and vice versa.
ICCD and the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer
The three-year campaign for ICCD (2021-2023) is designed to align its messaging with the WHO #cureall strategy representing four pillars and three enablers. ​
The pillars are ​
Centres of Excellence and Care Networks with sufficient competent workforce ​
Universal Health Coverage with benefit packages and organizational models for quality services ​
Regimens for Management with context-appropriate guidance, essential technologies & medicines ​
Evaluation and Monitoring with quality assurance and robust information systems ​
The enablers are ​
Advocacy ​
Leveraged Financing ​
Linked Policies/Governance​