IDA supports ICCD 2022
Amsterdam, 15 February 2022 - International Childhood Cancer Day is a global collaborative campaign aimed to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents suffering from cancer, the survivors of childhood cancer and their families. IDA Foundation wants to bridge gaps in access to essential medicines. We believe that regardless of where children live in the world, they should have access to cancer treatment, care and support.
Every year, over 400.000 children and adolescents below the age of twenty are diagnosed with cancer. Their survival rate depends mainly on their geographical location, with 80% survival in most high-income countries and as low as a survival rate of 20% only in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The WHO Global Childhood Cancer Initiative has set a goal: to eliminate all pain and suffering of children fighting cancer, and to achieve at least 60% survival for all children diagnosed with cancer worldwide by 2030. This is estimated to save an additional one million children's lives in this decade.
To support this goal, IDA Foundation expanded its oncology portfolio in February 2021. Aside from generic cancer and palliative treatments, we added branded medicines to our oncology product range. As cancer prevalence is rising in LMICs, we want to ensure access to chemotherapy, palliative care and pain relief, especially for children and adolescents with advanced cancers. More information can be found here: