International Childhood Cancer Day
#throughyourhands
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 the 15th of February
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.​

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 2022 ICCD is:
Better Survival is achievable #throughyourhands.
Campaign Theme
The three-year campaign for ICCD (2021-2023) is designed to use the universal image of colourfully painted handprints of children to represent survival rates for children with cancer on a national, regional and international scale.

The 2021 theme was: #throughourhands
The focus was on giving tribute to the children and adolescents with cancer, their bravery, their courage, and their resiliency; we also recognize the mark their lives have on the world and how they shape our shared future.

The 2022 ICCD theme is: #throughyourhands
The focus is on paying tribute to the health care team and the positive impact they on the lives of children and adolescents with cancer.

The 2023 theme is: #throughtheirhands
The focus is on paying tribute to the families and caregivers and the positive impact they have on the lives of children and adolescents with cancer.
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​