C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge

Working with cities to reduce cancer deaths

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Launched in January 2017, C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge’ is a  multi-sectoral initiative supporting cities to take the lead in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions. 

C/Can 2025 aims to increase the number of people with access to quality cancer treatment in cities around the world through a network of motivated partners including city leaders, governments, NGOs, UN agencies, and domestic and international businesses.

C/Can 2025 has been conceived to address the urgent need to turn political commitments made at the global level into fully functional, comprehensive cancer solutions, which can reach the majority of the world’s population.

The global target to reduce premature deaths from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) by 25% by 2025 has been a call to mobilise community and nations around the world. However focusing solely on NCD risk factors alone will not reduce cancer mortality rates by 2025. Improvements in early detection and treatment will be critical.

C/Can 2025 is already working with a small group of 'Key Learning Cities', including Cali, Asunción, Yangon, and Kumasi. Beginning in 2018, the ambition is to scale-up support to a wide network of 'Challenge Cities' that have a population greater than 1 million, in every region.

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Key Learning Cities

 

Work is already underway with a small group of “Key Learning Cities” to assess key gaps in cancer care, identify priorities, and develop city implementation plans to address these challenges.

 

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Learn more about C/Can 2025 Cities 

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Challenge Cities

 

Beginning in 2018, support will be scaled up to a wider network of “Challenge Cities” with populations greater that 1 million, who are committed to improving access to quality cancer care for their citizens.

 

Latest C/Can 2025 News
Kigali Rwanda and Porto Alegre, Brazil
21 May 2018

UICC announces first C/Can 2025 Challenge Cities: Kigali and Porto Alegre

21 May 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland: Today, UICC announced that the cities of Porto Alegre, Brazil and Kigali, Rwanda have been selected to join the C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge (C/Can 2025) initiative as Challenge Cities.

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19 April 2018

Inicia en Montevideo el primer Foro Regional de América Latina C/Can 2025 en financiación sostenible contra el cáncer

18 de abril de 2018 – Montevideo, Uruguay: Hoy se abrió, en Montevideo, el primer Foro Regional de América Latina C/Can 2025 bajo el título ‘Financiando Soluciones Sostenibles para el Control del Cáncer en América Latina’. 

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11 April 2018

C/Can 2025 Reunión de alto nivel sobre financiamiento de soluciones sostenibles para el control del cáncer en América Latina

Del 18 al 19 de abril, C/Can 2025 será la sede de su primer Encuentro Regional Latinoamericano en Montevideo, Uruguay. En esta reunión, expertos líderes en finanzas de la salud de América Latina y de todo el mundo se reunirán con los líderes de la ciudad de C/Can 2025 de Cali y Asunción para analizar soluciones financieras para la atención y el tratamiento del cáncer en la región.

Last update: 
Friday 8 December 2017
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