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Capacity building
Developing capacity building initiatives to strengthen the cancer community
About capacity building

UICC has more than 50 years of experience in providing training and capacity building across the field of cancer control.

In promoting greater equity in cancer control, UICC is striving to:

  • Support organisations in doing a better job tomorrow than they do today
  • Increase members’ impact by scaling up their relevance, reach, and sustainability in their own settings, taking into account that each member is unique 
Our impact
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4,000+ fellowships awarded in the last 50 years

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40 organisations received a SPARC grant, to support MBC patients

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60 institutions shared their expertise by hosting fellows

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200+ Congress delegates participated in a Master course

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300+ Senior Executives engaged in the CEO Programme

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36 Young Leaders from 19 countries in the alumni community

Explore our offer
SPARC Grants
Fellowships
CEO Programme
Young Leaders Programme
Leadership in Action
Master Courses
Cancer Advocates programme
Regional engagement

Open calls

Find the latest Capacity building opportunties right here:

Deadline Opportunity
Until 31st December Apply now for a 2020 Technical Fellowship or Bourse pour l’Afrique francophone
Until 3rd May Register for a Master course as part of the 2020 World Cancer Congress

 

Latest capacity building news
Remote working, Digital, Virtual meetings, conference call
6 April 2020

World Cancer Congress postponed to 16-18 March 2021

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, UICC has taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the World Cancer Congress to March 2021 and cancel the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit.

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30 March 2020

Bringing the Cancer Resolution to Life: Mobilising National Advocacy

In 2019, through the Cancer Advocates programme, UICC was proud to support members across the globe to refine their advocacy strategies or develop new, more effective ones.

National efforts to improve equity in access to cancer treatment and care - Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash - Hands
23 March 2020

Introducing the Cancer Advocates programme: a new name for Treatment for All

UICC’s successful Treatment for All initiative has been renamed the Cancer Advocates programme.

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13 March 2020

Coronavirus pandemic: UICC adopts remote working

Effective Monday 16 March, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) will adopt a remote working model in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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8 March 2020

UICC launches interactive map to show the achievements of SPARC

On International Women’s Day, UICC has launched an interactive map to showcase the important work being done as part of the SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge programme.​

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10 February 2020

Apply now for a 2020 Technical Fellowship or Bourse pour l’Afrique francophone

Enhance your skills and gain knowledge in cancer control, prevention and treatment. Our fellowships connect you with international organisations to bring vital expertise back home. Do you have what it takes?

Testimonials

"I am so grateful for this course and addressing these issues and functionality in a way that is informative and also dispels the beliefs and taboo language and process around sexuality. So good to openly discuss and have good questions to ask. Thank you to the team who put this together and to the lecturers who gave their time and experience - such a well rounded course"

Participant from Master Course on 'Sexuality Issues in Cancer Care'

“UICC has pioneered the development of a tailor-made programme to support CEOs of cancer organisations in their leadership role and to help them address today’s challenges in the rapidly changing environment of cancer control. As a CEO myself, I was excited to experience these opportunities to mingle with peers, exchange thoughts and views, and hear about best practice case studies. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to attend the sessions and meet other CEOs in the cancer field.” 

Maria Jocelyn Kara Alikpala, Chief Executive Officer
Chris Wild, Director of IARC speaking at the 2016 WCLS

"Being a UICC fellow is an outstanding opportunity to sharpen skills across different areas of cancer research and receive exceptional training to become a leader in the field of cancer control. It is also a valuable route to furthering career development, adding value to the work of one’s home institution and expanding professional networks."

Christopher P. Wild, PhD, ICRETT Fellow 1984 and 1992 and former Director
Last update: 
Tuesday 7 April 2020
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