February 15 – International Childhood Cancer Day
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 15, ARMENPRESS. The whole world celebrates February 15 as International Childhood Cancer Day since 2002 to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families, the Armenian healthcare ministry told Armenpress.
Every year in Armenia 80-100 children up to 18-years-old suffer from cancer.
Currently, the full treatment of these children is possible in Armenia with the standardized American and European schemes.
The role of the City of Smile charitable foundation in the treatment of those kids is highly valued. The foundation fully takes care of all the treatment expenses.
By the initiative of healthcare minister of Armenia Arsen Torosyan, major changes occurred in the field of medicine acquirement, by ensuring the availability of non-registered, but very necessary medicines.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan