With our proven experience of three decades and a self sustained successful model, we are ready to support initiatives in other Countries for strengthening the fight against Cancer in absence of vital resources and grants at International level. All you need is a group of dedicated people with burning desire to fight Cancer. Contact us for initial support including advisory, financial, printed material having our exclusive Copyright, man power training etc. for developing a self sustainable organization for the prevention and control of Cancer in other Countries through our International Affairs Division aiming to help in the formation of local Cancer Aid Societies across the Globe subscribing our objectives and mission. Our first successful International initiative has Incorporated Cancer Aid Society USA under the leadership of Ms. Neha Tripathi and under charge of Dr. Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan.
An Eagle’s Eye our vision of eighties resulted in the incorporation of Cancer Aid Society on 8th of December 1987 at Lucknow. Founders of the Cancer Aid Society perceived the threats early and initiated the fight against cancer without financial assistance from any external agency unfurling series of events internationally. Since last three decades Cancer Aid Society is engaged in fight against Cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases which are killing 70% people globally. Our foresight got reflected in National Cancer Control Programme of WHO in 1995, on 4th of February 2000 World Cancer Day was declared under Charter of Paris. Our PEO Dr. Piyush Gupta was signatory to the first “World Cancer Declaration 2006” at the World Cancer Congress Washington DC USA. In 2007 UICC launched World Cancer Campaign themed “Today’s Children, tomorrow’s world” in line with our philosophy practiced since 1987 for Prevention & Control of Cancer under our Nationwide Cancer Control Program thereby inculcating healthy lifestyle and grooming our future generation when they are most vulnerable as well as receptive and in the process of developing habits. Students generate awareness among the community multiplying awareness manifold improving their overall health. Presently 80% cancer patients reach the doctors in the incurable stages where we lose precious human lives as well as resources leading to financial breakdown of families which can be prevented through health education by pamphlets published in 12 Indian Languages apart along with pictorial illustrations through one-to-one contact, thus generating a high level awareness among the large section of population reducing mortality caused by tobacco, non communicable diseases (Heart Attacks, Respiratory and Diabetics) and early symptoms of Cancer when it is curable at lesser costs specifically Cancer which is the Second leading cause of Death World Wide.
The World Cancer Declaration – 2008 was endorsed by the World Cancer Congress at Geneva in 2008 which included our President Dr. DP Gupta. This document describes achievable targets by the year 2020 “to slow and ultimately reverse the growth in deaths from Cancer by committing to the targets …”. In September 2011, we participated in the High Level Meeting for the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases at United Nations New York where the Governments signed a Political Declaration. Thereafter we were awarded Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2012. NCD Review Meeting in 2014 at United Nations New York was also attended by us. In April & November 2015 we participated in the Dialogues on NCDs at WHO Headquarters Geneva. In 2015 United Nations adopted the Sustainable Developments Goals 2030 (SDGs 2030) in which Goal No.3 is “Good Health and Well Being”. In 2016 & 2017 we participated in WHO Conferences at Mauritius and Uruguay under Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs apart from several National & International Conferences. Our Principal Executive Officer Dr. Piyush Gupta is recipient of Jewel of India award and our Director Ms. Neha Tripathi has received the title of “World Young Cancer Leader” by Union for International Cancer Control and has been Chair Abstract Committee of World Cancer Congress 2018 at Malaysia Organised by Union for International Cancer Control.
In spite of the imminent threat to the Humanity posed by NCDs; effort is lacking in our Country as well as Globally on their prevention whereas in fact they are basically lifestyle diseases which can be easily avoided. As of know the incidence of Cervix and Breast Cancer are very high among females whereas Oral Cancer leads in Males. Cardiovascular Diseases, Chronic Respiratory Tract Diseases, Diabetes etc. are common to both however efforts are lacking by Government and Non Government Organisations. In absence of finances and lack of will power to tackle the imminent threat from NCDs; the situation has become grave as there are no takers to invest on NCDs hence we lack NGOs in fight against Cancer and other Non Communicable Diseases in absence of resources.
Since inception of Cancer Aid Society in 1987 at Lucknow, it followed the strategy of self reliance on Cancer & NCD Control by organizing awareness campaigns free of cost within the Community and mobilizing voluntary donations for the cause. Our Model on Community awareness is unmatched globally in absence of funding and has been scaled up from Local to Regional Level through replicability and local adaptability in regional languages. The activities were scaled up to National and International Level and efficiently addressed the problem by initiating a chain reaction multiplying the awareness manifold.