The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer has been redesignated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Law and Noncommunicable Disease for a further four years.
Ongoing status as a WHO Collaborating Centre, which began in 2018, means the McCabe Centre will continue to provide expert advice and support to WHO and member states in the Western Pacific region and beyond. This includes activities to build capacity of low- and middle-income countries to use law to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer and to progress universal health coverage.
Globally, NCDs are a major cause of poverty and a barrier to economic and social development. With four out of five people with an NCD living in low- and middle-income countries, the prevention and control of NCDs continues to be a critical development issue.
McCabe Centre Director, Hayley Jones, said the McCabe Centre is looking forward to continuing the work of the past four years, which have seen the COVID-19 pandemic emphasise the need for equitable and accessible healthcare.