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Cancer Aid Society, a Social, Secular, NGO stands committed for Cancer Control Globally since 1987; the second leading cause of death World Wide. "Prevention is better than cure", with this dictum dictate and its successful implementation this Society has the distinction of obtaining ISO 9001: 2008 Certification in the Social Sector. We are working in tune with the guidelines of National Cancer Control Programme of World Health Organisation by generating awareness among children and adults in the Regional Languages throughout India. Emphasizing on tobacco abuse (active and passive smoking), carcinogens, good dietary habits, exercise, healthy lifestyle, genital and personal hygiene together with early symptoms of Cancer, we aim at decreasing the Mortality by targeting 2/3rd of all Cancers through Primary Prevention and Early Detection. We are also committed towards reducing the Morbidity in remaining 1/3rd by improving their quality of life through Palliative Care.
Cancer Aid Society is ISO 9001 Non Profit registered in Societies Act, Income Tax Act & FCRA, working since 1987 on Prevention and Control of NCDs specifically Cancer and Tobacco, Palliative Care & Advocacy. We organise public awareness campaigns on Healthy Lifestyle, Tobacco Control, Balanced Diet, Exercise & Obesity etc. Got "Best Cancer Awareness Program" out of 165 Cancer NGOs in 2013 and "Best NGO in Health Care" Award of UBM India at Mumbai in 2015. We declared 8 th December as NCD Awareness Day to integrate all the Non Communicable Diseases and Instituted 100,000/- Rupee International Awards for the residents of SAARC Countries on Palliative Care, Tobacco Control & Cancer and NCD Control.
In September 2011, we participated in the High Level Meeting for the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases at United Nations along with the Global Governments who signed a Political Declaration followed by the Review Meeting in July 2014 which was also attended by us. In July 2012 we received Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council which enables us to attend the United Nations meetings in New York, Geneva and Vienna. In April & November 2015 we also participated in the Dialogue on NCDs at World Health Organisation Headquarters Geneva under Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs. We are going to participate in the World Health Assembly 2016 at Palais Des Nations Geneva.
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