Monday, June 20, 2011

Treat The Pain

We are passionate about pain relief and ensuring that adequate treatment is available and accessible to all those who are in need of it. The disparities in access to pain treatment worldwide are staggering. Cancer deaths are expected to double by 2030 and many of those deaths will be in developing countries with little to no access to adequate pain treatment. The World Health Organization estimates that each year there are 5.5 million terminal cancer patients living countries with low or no access to controlled medicines and who are suffering in pain. We believe that too many people worldwide are living with treatable pain and that a solution is available and attainable. Our goal is for effective pain control measures to be available to all cancer patients in pain. And we invite you to join us in our Campaign and stop unnecessary suffering worldwide.

Treat the Pain is a campaign administered by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to advocate for high-quality pain treatment for all who need it throughout the world, and to connect those who would like to join the fight with meaningful actions. The Campaign will use the resources and voices of its members to promote and advocate for universal access to adequate pain relief.

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