Nevis along with the rest of the world celebrated World Cancer Day. The day is celebrated annually on February 4th.
World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) created to raise awareness of the disease and to reduce the global Cancer burden, promote greater equity and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.
The annually recognized day is also used as a medium to educate persons around the world and strengthen actions aimed to improve access to quality care, including screening, early detection, treatment and palliative care. The theme for this year is “Close the care Gap: Uniting our voices and taking action”.