Project Medishare for Haiti

Building a community-based awareness and engagement around breast cancer in Haiti

Despite the expanding availability of treatment and media messaging via television and radio, there has been little improvement in the percentage of women presenting with late-stage disease in Haiti. To date, only 25% of women in Haiti have ever performed a self-breast exam and less than half of women believe that breast cancer is curable.

Excellence in SPARC projects recognised through top-up grants

2017 SPARC MBC Challenge awardees
Capacity Building

Five organisations participating in the Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community (SPARC) Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Challenge have been selected to receive top-up grants, with a total of USD 25,000 additional funding to be provided. Through this funding, projects will be able to expand the reach and impact of their activities. 

Dr Eguzo Kelechi at the Cachar Cancer Hospital in Silchar, India
6 June 2019

Improving Access to Cancer Treatment in Nigeria: The Journey of Marjorie Bash Cancer Centre

Dr Kelechi Eguzo shares how his journey as a UICC Young Leader contributed to his efforts to set up the Marjorie Bash Cancer Center; a social enterprise that will provide affordable cancer treatment in Abia State, Nigeria.

SPARC Grants: Call for Proposals for Metastatic Breast Cancer Projects Now Open

Group picture of poster session at the 2018 World Cancer Congress
Capacity Building

Cancer organisations can now apply for SPARC grants and propose new projects addressing the needs of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients in their country. 10 grants will be awarded in 2019 in the area of information and support to patients, raising awareness and influencing national policies for better care of MBC patients.

30 October 2018

Pink October Reflections from the Philippines

Founding President of ICANSERVE Foundation Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala reflects on civil society efforts to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Philippines, from OKtober Forums to their participation in the SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge. These activities illustrate only part of huge civil society efforts to put in place a Philippines Cancer Act.

19 July 2018

Mentorship that makes a difference

As part of SPARC, a joint initiative between UICC and Pfizer that supports local projects addressing the specific needs of women living with metastatic breast cancer worldwide, each grantee is connected to a mentor to support their project. Sabrina Zucchello, Grant Manager at UICC, shares stories and examples highlighting the value of mentorship as a SPARC programme component.


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