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    Today, 31 May 2016 is World No Tobacco Day: Get ready for plain packaging

    World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is celebrated internationally every year on 31 May in order to underline the risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

    2016 official campaign This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is advocating for the introduction of plain packaging worldwide. WHO chose to launch this year's WNTD from Oslo, Norway, by...

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    UICC and Bupa launch the Smoking Cessation Toolkit in 4 languages for World No Tobacco Day 2016

    31 May 2016, Geneva, Switzerland – To celebrate the 29th edition of World No Tobacco Day, UICC and Bupa are thrilled to highlight some fruits of their partnership with the publication of the Smoking Cessation Toolkit, available in the following four important languages: English, Chinese, Spanish and French.

    Six additional Healthy Workplaces resources to help employers implement initiatives to tackle cancer in the workplace can be found here, and they have also been updated on the new ICCP portal's...


    Register now to the 2016 World Cancer Congress

    Benefit from discounted registration rates and sign-up to Master Courses, offer valid until 31 May only

    Before 31 May Apply for our series of free online Master courses to strengthen your skills – new courses available. Save up to 20% on your registration fees. Prices will go up after this date....

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    69th World Health Assembly: Live Update

    Rolling summary of events surrounding the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA). For immediate updates please follow @UICC @NCDAlliance #WHA69 on Twitter.

    Saturday 28 May 2016 - Geneva Switzerland Member State dIscussions on the synergies between the World Health Assembly and the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on...

  • UICC News - WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015

    Cancer and NCD community welcome major private sector announcement to divest from tobacco industry

    Amount totalling 1.8 billion Euros is largest single divestment of its kind

      Geneva, Switzerland, 23 May 2016: On the eve of the 69th World Health Assembly, at a special event convened last night by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the global cancer and...

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    New report on NCDs and workplace wellness

    25 May 2016 - A new report on workplace wellness and NCDs calls upon governments, civil society and private sector to adopt a ‘whole employee´ approach and take shared responsibility for health and wellbeing through innovative partnerships, with a commitment to share expertise and knowledge, and mobilise resources.

    The report "Realising the potential of workplaces to prevent and control NCDs", was jointly produced by NCD Alliance and UICC partner Bupa and launched today in Geneva, to coincide with the 69th...

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    Relaunch of the ICCP portal, the key online platform for cancer planners

    23 May 2016 - Launched by the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) in November 2013 at the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit, the ICCP Portal is a web-based tool on cancer control planning and capacity-building, linked to non-communicable diseases (NCD) control and prevention.

    In May 2016, the ICCP portal is relaunched to bundle worldwide efforts to develop and implement national cancer control plans. Thanks to its new look and user-friendly features, cancer control...

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    Interview with UICC President-elect

    As we close the nominations process for the Board of Directors and President-Elect for 2016-2018, read more about President-Elect Sanchia Aranda and her vision for the Board of Directors for 2016-2018.

    We thank those that have taken part of this process by nominating candidates. The process will close at midnight tonight, Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8). A few more hours left for those interested. Do...

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    UICC lance son premier Master Course sur les soins palliatifs en français

    Dans le cadre de ses activités dédiées au renforcement des capacités lors du Congrès mondial contre le cancer 2016 à Paris, l’Union Internationale Contre le Cancer (UICC) lance son premier Master Course en français.

    Le cours traitera des soins palliatifs et de la prise en charge de la douleur en Afrique francophone et aura pour but de renforcer les compétences et connaissances des participants, en vue d'...

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    UICC holds a regional roundtable on cervical cancer prevention in Latin America

    27 April 2016 - Cancer control leaders from 16 countries attend UICC’s Latin American regional roundtable on cervical cancer prevention.

    The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Chile, PAHO and the South America Network of National Cancer Institutes (RINC), held the Latin...