Building Bridges: Towards a Regional Partnership for Women’s Cancer

In the context of the call to action made by WHO to eliminate cervical cancer and its Strategy, in 2018 the French National Cancer Institute (INCa) and UICC joined forces to build a partnership to tackle women's cancers in Africa


  • Build on the momentum of the global strategy for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem – to be adopted in 2020
  • Capitalise on existing engagement (Unitaid, bilateral donors, technical partners) and partnerships (Partenariat de Ouagadougou on Family Planning)
  • Mobilise civil society and advocates for more investments in the region


2019 - Women's cancer workshop (13 -14 June, Dakar - Senegal). The workshop provided a platform for members of civil society, Ministries of Heath from 7 countries in the Francophone Africa region, along with other stakeholders, to come up with the first recommendations for the constitution of a partnership.

Read here the report of the workshop (in French).

2019 - Visits between civil society to foster collaboration and capacity building. Six members of civil society and Ministries of Health were awarded a Leadership Development Grant to conduct a learning visit. 

Upcoming - 2020 Meeting of funders and technical partners - Due to the current pandemic, all expected activities has been postponed to 2021. More information to come in due time. 

This partnership is supported by Institut National du Cancer (INCa) France.



Last update: 
Wednesday 5 August 2020