UICC’s Leadership in Action meetings bring together senior leaders of UICC members in their regions. They provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning on regionally relevant themes, and include a multi-sectoral platform, the Public-Private Dialogue series, which invite stakeholders from the private and other sectors to contribute their perspectives on a range of cancer control topics.
Grown in stature since their launch in 2017, UICC’s Leadership in Action meetings have now become the regional forum where cancer control leaders from across the UICC membership learn from each other, share good practices and access insights on topics that matter to them.
In 2019 alone, a total of 170 representatives of cancer societies, hospitals, patient groups, professional associations and other UICC members from 79 countries came together across four Leadership in Action meetings covering the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Francophone Africa and Latin American regions.
With the overarching theme of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) running through the 2019 series, each Leadership in Action meeting addressed a regionally relevant aspect of UHC, from the role of civil society, to financing and healthcare delivery, and benefited from both peer-to-peer learning, as well as contributions of global experts such as Access Health International, McKinsey & Company, Global Health Visions and USAID’s SHOPS Plus.
Hosts for previous editions include the Singapore Cancer Society, the Oman Cancer Association, la Ligue Sénégalaise Contre le Cancer and Instituto Nacional de Cancerología México.
“It was a great platform to network among leaders, to initiate and nurture mutually supportive relationships, and to strengthen the voice of our respective cancer organisations”
– Albert Ching, CEO, Singapore Cancer Society, host for the 2019 Leadership in Action for the Asia-Pacific region
In order to streamline the growing interest across the membership in leveraging Leadership in Action meetings as a catalyst for regional discussions and collaborations, UICC has introduced a call to identify potential hosts.
While all expressions of interest to host future meetings are welcome, for the year 2020 cycle UICC is particularly interested to hear from members in the North American, European and Anglophone African regions.