Special Focus Dialogue - Supporting UICC members to succeed in their national advocacy strategies

Thursday, September 24, 2020

View recordings in: English | Français | Español

Hear the voice of UICC members who enhanced their advocacy skills and knowledge 

On 15th September 2020, UICC opened the call for expressions of interest to participate in the Cancer Advocates programme and select 20 UICC members from low- and middle-income countries to be part of the second cohort of organisations to benefit from this learning experience.

The Cancer Advocates programme aims to respond to the needs of UICC members who are keen to advance their knowledge and skills on advocacy, strengthen civil society action and work collaboratively to engage government and parliament, increasing their influence and making cancer control a national priority.

This Virtual Dialogue was an opportunity to hear the voice of UICC members who have participated in the Cancer Advocates programme. They shared their learning experience and ways they have leveraged the technical support from UICC, and an increased network of peers and experts, to sustain and improve their national advocacy efforts and strategies. They presented their achievements, challenges and future plans to inspire the global cancer community to take action now and raise the profile of cancer control everywhere.

The Dialogue was held at three times on Thursday, 24th September, to enable UICC members from different regions and speaking different languages to attend.

The Dialogue includes a short introduction from UICC staff, followed by a presentation from UICC members that have taken part in the programme, and a 30 minute Q&A session to help prepare any interested organisations in applying for the programme.

Recordings

English-speaking session: 

Speakers

Christine Mugo Sitati, Executive Director KENCO (Kenya)

As a Country Champion, the Kenyan Network of Cancer Organizations (KENCO) has reinforced its advocacy action to meaningfully engage decision makers and raise the voice of civil society and cancer patient groups.

Tsetsegsaikhan Batmunkh, Founder and CEO, National Cancer Council of Mongolia (Mongolia)    

As a Country Champion, the National Cancer Council of Mongolia identified the advocacy priorities of developing a childhood cancer control plan and improving the childhood cancer registry.

La session en français

Intervenants

Charlemagne Ouedraogo – Directeur de la Fondation KIMI (Burkina Faso)

En tant que Country Champion, la Fondation KIMI s’est efforcée de mobiliser la volonté politique pour sensibiliser le public et plaidoyer en faveur d’une amélioration du cadre politique et juridique relatif au cancer des femmes.

Mamadou Mansour Niang – Directeur de la Ligue Sénégalaise Contre le Cancer – LISCA (Sénégal)

Grâce au soutien du Cancer Advocates programme, LISCA en tant que Country Champion a joué un rôle essentiel dans l’accès à la gratuité de certains médicaments et soins palliatifs, ainsi que dans le dépistage du cancer du col et autres cancers féminins.  

La sesión en español

Oradoras

Adela Ayensa, Directora General de Salvati A.C. (México)

A través del programa Cancer Advocates, Salvati A.C. ha jugado un papel vital en el establecimiento de la coalición nacional Juntos Contra al Cáncer, trabajando en colaboración con organizaciones de la sociedad civil para considerar el cáncer como prioridad de la agenda de desarrollo nacional.

Karla Ruiz de Castilla, Directora Ejecutiva, ESPERANTRA (Perú)

Como Country Champion, ESPERANTRA se ha comprometido a contribuir a reducir en un 25% la mortalidad prematura por cáncer en el Perú para el año 2025, intensificando la promoción ante los principales responsables de la toma de decisiones y elevando la voz de los pacientes para mejorar el acceso a los servicios de salud.

Event Information

Organiser
UICC
Location
Avenue Giuseppe Motta 31-33
1202 Geneva
Switzerland
UICC Member
Yes
This event is under the auspices of UICC
Yes
Last update: 
Wednesday 30 September 2020
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