UICC grants and fellowships facilitate the professional development of oncology healthcare workers and global leaders in cancer control. Through targeted fellowships, workshops and training the programme helps to provide leadership in healthcare workforce solutions, based on evidence, sharing of best practice and targeted training.
UICC's funding priorities are guided by its strategic plan to maximize the impact of grants and fellowships, ensuring that advocacy messages are prominant on the global health agenda and that the standards of training and education of healthcare workers around the world are improved in the best interests of those living with and affected by cancer.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 7.2 million healthcare workers are needed to meet a growing global shortage. The estimated need for skilled doctors, nurses and pharmacists is expected to increase, particularly in countries already struggling to meet basic personnel needs.
Image: Countries with a crititcal shortage of Health Service Providers (doctors, nurses, midwives etc.)
UICC grants and fellowsips are made possible through the generous support of the following organisations: