In the past: Israel was ranked number 3 in the world after Australia and New Zealand in the number of new patients each year. Thanks to ICA’s vigorous and continuous work, there has been a dramatic change for the better.
Today: Australia still leads with a morbidity rate of 33.6 patients per 100,000 citizens, while Israel is ranked number 27 in morbidity rate with 8.3 patients per 100,000 citizens>>>the *lowest morbidity rate is in Malta, with 8 patients per 100,000 citizens, not far ahead of Israel. So in actuality, Israel is ranked number 24 out of 25, considering that some of the countries have the exact same morbidity rate.
Today: New Zealand still leads with a mortality rate of 4.8 patients per 100,000 citizens, while Israel is ranked number 20 in mortality rate with 1.8 patients per 100,000 citizens>>>the *lowest mortality rate is in Canada, 1.6 patients per 100,000 citizens, not far ahead of Israel. So in actuality, Israel is ranked number 12 out of 14, considering that some of the countries have the exact same mortality rate.
(*of the 30 countries with the highest rates in the world)
91% of the patients in Israel were diagnosed at a very early stage which improves the chances of recovery
Hundreds of skin check-up clinics will open in health care funds across Israel at the ICA’s initiative, providing skin check-ups free of charge between June 17 and 23 2019.
ICA Director General: “We call upon the public to be Sunsmart all year round in order to reduce the chances of getting sick. Early detection is life-saving, so when in doubt, consult your physician, not just during awareness week, but throughout the year”.
The ICA announced the start of 2019 Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Awareness Week, opening hundreds of skin check-up clinics that will provide skin check-ups free of charge across Israel between June 17 and 23 2019, in collaboration with Clalit, Maccabi, Meuhedet and Leumit health care funds. This is the 27th year of the unique campaign initiated by the ICA, inviting the general public to a free early detection screening for skin cancer. The check-up clinics are manned by dermatologists and plastic surgeons, who will perform skin cancer and melanoma early detection examinations that can save lives. The list of clinics will be published close to the launching of the campaign in the media channels, on the ICA website and on the association’s Facebook page found in this link.