The Advocacy with impact Award aims to recognise the outstanding UICC members’ work and endeavour in driving the development and implementation of impactful advocacy programmes or campaigns. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 2 October in conjunction with the UICC General Assembly at the 2018 World Cancer Congress – 1 to 4 October, Kuala Lumpur.
Advocacy plays a critical role in cancer control planning and is necessary in any resource setting to influence policy and improve delivery of cancer control nationally and globally in view of reducing premature mortality due to cancer and other NCDs by 2025.
In addition, the Cancer Resolution that was adopted by Member States at the 2017 World Health Assembly provides countries with guidance for national action around health promotion and risk factor reduction, and emphasises the need to address inequity in access to early detection, timely and appropriate treatment, including pain relief and palliative care.
In that context, UICC members are encouraged to showcase their capacity of influence, and enter the Advocacy with impact Award in view of sharing their achievements with the rest of the global cancer community.