Official campaign poster - World Cancer Day official Facebook page
CAIRO – 12 February 2018: The Board of Directors of Assuit University approved the establishment of a new hospital of oncology in Assuit, 2020 Hospital, due to the increase in the number of cancer patients.
Twenty -Twenty was chosen to be the donation number of the hospital, hoping to finish the hospital's establishment after two years, in 2020. The hospital will be funded by Assuit University; in addition to the donations from civil society organizations, businessmen, charity institutions, factories, and private companies.
The hospital is considered an integrated medical center in Upper Egypt; it will include an integrated research center to carry out advanced researches serving cancer patients.
The hospital is planned to include a hotel equipped with the most advanced health-care system. The hotel will include a patient-friendly complex, comprising of a theater, a cinema and a public library to relieve patients' suffering during their treatment.
An expanded community campaign to support the 2020 Hospital was launched in Upper Egypt as part of Assuit University’s celebrations of the World Cancer Day.
The number of cancer patients in Upper Egypt has rapidly increased. Forty thousand patients head to South Egypt Cancer Institute with an annual increase of 4,000.
Islamic and Christian scholars participated in the launch of Assuit Hospital's establishment and called on Egyptians to donate and participate in this charitable work to save cancer patients in Upper Egypt.
Cancer is the cause of one in six deaths around the world. Yet, it is no longer a death sentence with likely prevention, timely diagnosis and quick treatment.
We all know that catching cancer in its early stages is crucial; however, many people around the world today are not aware of this and seek diagnoses too late, rendering the chances of full recovery lower.
Governments around the globe are helping in the fight against cancer by placing higher taxes on tobacco and alcohol, while campaigning for the public to take on healthy diets and lifestyles; an estimate of 30-50 percent of cancers can be prevented if these are followed, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).