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 

"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 Director
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Latest capacity building news
7 August 2018

Finalists Announced for the Inaugural UICC Awards

Today, 16 finalists were announced following the call for nominations for the first UICC Awards to be conferred at a ceremony during the UICC General Assembly, on 2 October 2018, at the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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17 July 2018

More than 300 medical personnel call for Treatment for All in Taiwan

On May 29th, 2018, more than 300 medical personnel showed up to the Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan in a flash mob calling for Treatment for All.

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11 July 2018

Los miembros de la UICC responden al llamado mundial a la acción para la eliminación del cáncer cervicouterino

El ambicioso llamado a la acción por parte del Director General de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, Dr. Tedros, ha sido recibido con gran entusiasmo.

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11 July 2018

Les membres de l’UICC s’engagent pour l’appel à l’action mondial pour l’élimination du cancer du col de l’utérus

L’appel à l’action lancé par le Directeur général de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé, le Dr Tedros, rencontre un vif succès.

African Cancer Fellowships
3 July 2018

2ème appel à candidatures des Bourses pour l'Afrique Francophone

UICC a le plaisir d’annoncer le lancement du 2ème appel des Bourses pour l'Afrique Francophone (BAF).

Soumettez votre candidature maintenant: uicc.org/BAF   Clôture de l'appel : 1er octobre 2018

Eric Kabisa, Rwanda, Laureat BAF 1er appel
15 June 2018

Résultats du 1er Appel des Bourses pour l’Afrique Francophone 2018

Suite au succès rencontré par ce nouveau programme en 2017, nous avons le plaisir d'annoncer les six nouveaux bénéficiaires de bourses pour l’Afrique francophone à l'issue du premier appel à candidatures. Ces boursiers viennent du Burkina Faso, du Cameroun, de la RD Congo, du Maroc, du Niger et du Sénégal.