Master course: Advocacy for improved cancer control

Monday 16 January 2023

Advocacy for improved cancer control


Course delivery

Master courses are online courses purpose-built by internationally recognised leaders in their field addressing priority subjects in global cancer control. Delivered on the UICC eLearning platform(link is external), they offer a unique blend of modular and social learning, combining recorded webinars and case studies with assignments, discussion forum activities and live Q&A sessions.

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This course will be delivered over 5 modules with approximately 1-2 hours required per module. The course schedule including an overview of the course content, release dates and a list of the course contributors is available in the course syllabus below.

This course is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE) and its completion gives 6 European CME Credits.

Course description

This Master course leverages the learning, resources and tools developed through the Cancer Advocates programme to equip civil society organisations with skills and knowledge to develop national advocacy campaigns calling for improved cancer control, and access to cancer services.

This course also provides specific insights and resources to support organisations to engage with advocacy specifically in relation to cervical cancer, and the elimination agenda.

Following completion of this course, further support will be available through the Cancer Advocates programme to selected individuals and organisations. More information to be provided in due course.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key principles in mapping potential coalition members and shaping a shared coalition agenda.
  • Describe the key stages involved in developing an advocacy strategy
  • Develop a compelling advocacy message and identify relevant advocacy activities.
  • Define budget advocacy, and understand how to engage in budget advocacy at the national level.  
  • Recognise the importance of M&E to achieve your advocacy goal

Target audience

UICC member organisations who would like to strengthen their ability to advocate for improved cancer control in their countries.

The Master course will also be of particular interest to individuals who are looking to progress or develop advocacy efforts in response to the cervical cancer elimination agenda and Global Strategy.

This course is delivered in English, however, resources and support will be available in Spanish and French. 


Applications for this course will open in January 2022. 

Event Information

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Thursday 27 October 2022