"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda."
UICC's call to ensure that cancer care remains a top priority despite coronavirus
If COVID-19 actions were deemed defensible, the risk–benefit ratio for actions to eliminate tobacco is far more favourable.
UICC Board Member Kenji Lopez, Mayra Galindo of the UICC member organisation “Asociacion Mexicana de Lucha Contra el Cancer” and other NGO representatives from Mexico oppose the reform of a law that would enable the government to use discretionary from a dedicated fund for health treatment for the underprivileged in the public health system, including cancer treatment.
The First Lady of Kebbi State and UICC Board Member, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, said strengthening the primary healthcare level of care in the country was important in addressing the scourge of infectious and chronic diseases.
Due to population growth and aging, the number of cancer cases worldwide is expected to jump 60% by 2040 -- but unhealthy lifestyle habits are likely to make the surge even larger.