On 4th February this year, on the occasion of World Cancer Day 2020, City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) launched The City of Tomorrow campaign. Built on C/Can’s experience working with cities across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America to design, plan and implement local cancer care solutions, the campaign invites cities with populations of above one million to join C/Can’s next global call for applications, opening on 21st October 2020.
In the run up to the call for applications C/Can hosted a Special Focus Dialogue discussing how its city-based partnerships are helping improve access to quality cancer care around the world by transforming the way stakeholders from the public and private sectors collectively design, plan, and implement cancer solutions. During the session, UICC members learned how they can support cities interested in joining the C/Can network.
City Cancer Challenge supports cities around the world as they work to improve access to equitable, quality cancer care. C/Can’s approach is built on the core principle that cities can drive impact at a city and national level by crafting data-driven solutions with the support of a network of global, regional, and local partners from the public and private sectors whose experience provides an understanding of the unique local context.