Challenge Cities – Call for Applications

Challenge cities are cities with populations greater than 1 million that are committed to improving access to quality cancer treatment and care through a multi-sectoral approach.

They will be supported to:

  • Design and implement sustainable cancer care solutions
  • Catalyse and strengthen broader cancer control interventions including prevention and screening
  • Learn from and contribute to a collective movement of cities
  • Engage in a unique multisectoral health partnership model
  • Contribute to the generation of a robust evidence-base for investment in cancer care in cities. 

Why become a C/Can 2025 Challenge City?

14 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year globally, and 8.8 million cancer deaths (more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined). These figures are projected to rise rapidly over the next 10 years, together with the devastating social and economic costs of the cancer epidemic – particularly in low resource settings.

With 54% of the world’s populations already living in urban environments, cities offer a critical opportunity to expand access to health services, including cancer quality cancer care for large numbers of the population in a sustainable way. 

Resource Information
Type of Resource: 
Publish Date: 
25 September 2018
Target Audience: 
Medical Professionals
Last update: 
Friday 7 June 2019