Together we can
The time is now
There are currently about 14 million new cancer cases diagnosed each year globally, and 8.2 million cancer deaths - more than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Over 50% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries and the number of new cases is expected to rise over the next two decades unless we make significant progress to reverse this trend.
The good news is that we know more about cancer today than ever before.
Thanks to extraordinary breakthroughs in medicine, diagnostics, and scientific knowledge, we know that more than one third of cancer cases are preventable and another third of cancer cases can be cured if detected early and treated properly.
In order to seize this moment, accelerate efforts to make substantial progress, and push for greater recognition of the disease in the global health and development agenda, UICC is proud to launch its new campaign “Together we can” asking all our current and prospective partners to engage in our three priority areas – convening, capacity building, advocacy, and support the cancer community in taking immediate and strong action to further reduce the global cancer burden.
Fostering inclusive partnerships represents the foundation of how UICC operates and delivers impact. This is why we work hand in hand with a variety of stakeholders to drive transformational changes and make progress in the fight against cancer.
The support of our 1,000+ members, cutting-edge corporations and foundations, governments and UN agencies will be critical to addressing the campaign’s three main priorities:
- Convene the world’s leaders for innovative, wide-reaching, cancer control initiatives
- Build capacity to match regional needs
- Follow through on past advocacy successes to drive change in the future
At UICC, we believe in valuable long-term partnerships and a strong coordinated approach to transform the course of the cancer crisis and save millions of lives. Join our Together we can campaign and make a difference!
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