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    Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia elected as new WHO Director-General

    23 May 2017, Geneva, Switzerland - Today the Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO.

    Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Prior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom...

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    70th World Health Assembly: Live Update

    Rolling summary of events surrounding the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA). For immediate updates please follow @UICC @NCDAlliance #WHA70 on Twitter.

    Visit WHA website for more information. Download the UICC / NCDA Twitter pocket guide Thursday 25 May – Geneva, Switzerland: 17h15 The updated cancer resolution text is now available! Check out...

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    A First Look: Governments in Action

    Governments are in a unique position to drive progress towards a healthier and brighter future for their nation. Read how a handful of governments led the way this World Cancer Day.   

    This past 4 February on World Cancer Day, at least 30 governments around the world used World Cancer Day to show their commitment to the cancer cause.  In this new report, World Cancer Day 2017:...

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    Call for applications open for UICC's Young Leaders Programme

    UICC aims to nurture aspiring young cancer control professionals to become successful leaders in cancer control and the wider global health community.

    The Young Leaders Programme will identify and support aspiring young professionals in cancer control by providing unique opportunities for professional development. Through the programme, UICC will...

  • International Nurse Day

    UICC & ISNCC celebrate International Nurses Day

    UICC is joining forces with its member International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) and International Council of Nurses (ICN) to celebrate International Nurses Day on 12 May.

    We are happy to share with you the official statment from ISNCC President Stella Aguinaga Bialous. The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) joins the International Council of Nurses...

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    The NCD Alliance to become an independent NGO

    UICC is excited to support the transformation of the NCD Alliance from an international alliance into a standalone NGO.

    Since its formation in 2009, UICC has contributed to the NCD Alliance becoming an important player in global health and a lead force in galvanising international commitments and national action to...

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    83 cancer organisations apply for SPARC grants

    The second phase of UICC’s advanced breast cancer initiative, launched in partnership with Pfizer, has kicked off with overwhelming interest.

    After interest from over 100 organisations around the world, UICC has received a total of 83 Letters of Intent (LOI) from cancer organisations based in 42 countries for the Seeding Progress and...

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    UICC recognised with Membership Engagement award

    3 May 2017 - Vienna, Austria - UICC has tonight been named the proud winner of the International & European Association Award for Membership Engagement.

    Organised by the Association of Association Executives, the awards were this year held at the prestigious Hofburg Palace, and recognise excellence in leadership, development and service in membership...

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    Oman to host the 2020 World Cancer Congress

    Oman will welcome up to 4,000 cancer control experts from more than 140 countries at the 2020 World Cancer Congress.

    It is our pleasure to announce that Muscat, the capital city of Oman, will host the World Cancer Congress and the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in 2020. The winning bid results from the joint efforts...

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    The new 2018 World Cancer Congress website is now live

    Welcome to the brand new 2018 World Cancer Congress (2018 WCC) website.

    The overall aesthetic of the site draws from the Malaysian lively culture and architecture through rounded shapes and bright colours as the next World Congress is due to take place from 1 to 4...