Launched in 2018 as a pilot initiative to respond to a voiced need in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, the programme aims to ensure that patient groups have the knowledge, capacity and connections to make a difference in their own health systems and beyond.
Since the begining, patient groups have benefitted from a number of UICC opportunities, with tailored assistance to maximise their participation and impact of these activities (personalised agenda, accompaniment during the events, coaching for writing applications). The facilitation of connections and exposure to patient groups through their participation in external events has also been provided.
2nd cohort of eight additional patient groups (a total of 15).
|Aparajita Society Against Cancer||Bangladesh|
|Yayasan Kanser Kanak Kanak (YASKA)||Brunei|
|Shanghai Roots & Shoots||China|
|Beijing Love Book Cancer Foundation (BLBCF)||China|
|Global Chinese Breast Cancer Organizations Alliance||Hong Kong|
|Life Again Foundation||India|
|Indonesian Cancer Information and Support Center Association (CISC)||Indonesia|
|Makassar Cancer Care Community (MCCC)||Indonesia|
|Korea Blood Disease & Cancer Association||Korea|
|Society for Cancer Advocacy and AwareNess Kuching (SCAN)||Malaysia|
|Cancer Survivors Malaysia||Malaysia|
|Philippine Foundation for Breast Care (Kasuso)||Philippines|
|Brain Tumour Society Singapore||Singapore|
|Wishing Well Foundation||Thailand|
|Thai Cancer Society||Thailand|
|Alola Foundation||Timor Leste|
|Breast Cancer Network Vietnam (BCNV)||Vietnam|
“This programme is a wonderful step in the right direction to aggregate knowledge and resources in the region. And it is successful in generating significant energy among the community.”
Gautami Tadimalla, Life Again Foundation, India
“UICC does all it can to help every group not just the bigger members (SCAN is a very small organization in comparison to other members). In the short time we have been members, we definitely have reaped the benefits of the knowledge, the experience, the networking opportunities provided by UICC and fellow members.”
Chris Cheng, Society for Cancer Advocacy and AwareNess Kuching (SCAN), Malaysia