Leadership in Action meetings

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The Leadership in Action meetings are the regional component of the CEO Programme, bringing together senior leaders of cancer societies, hospitals, patient groups, professional associations and other UICC members in their regions. They provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning on regionally relevant themes, and include a multi-sectoral platform, the Public-Private Dialogue series, which invite stakeholders from the private and other sectors to contribute their perspectives on a range of cancer control topics.

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Past Leadership in Action reports
Last update: 
Monday 2 August 2021
Latest Leadership in Action News & Blogs
Young woman hugging an older woman, symbolising the different needs for different generations with respect to cancer
1 February 2022

Everyone’s health matters, no matter their age

Populations are ageing worldwide and the incidence of cancer in older adults is increasing significantly. Cary Adams of UICC and Bill Sibold of Sanofi examine the need to prepare adequately for the reality of more older people living with cancer to avoid further overwhelming health systems.   

A group of hands holding yellow flowers that symbolise the Canadian Cancer Society
24 January 2022

Addressing long-term impacts of the pandemic on cancer care

Andrea Seale, CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, reveals the impact COVID-19 has had on Canada’s healthcare system and ways it can be built back better and fairer

Kirsty Brown, diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 26, is now cancer-free and advocating for girls to be vaccinated against HPV. Image from the film Conquering Cancer, which is being made available for free in LMICs for World Cancer Day to raise awareness about cervical cancer prevention.
21 January 2022

Conquering cervical cancer on World Cancer Day

To celebrate the 2022 World Cancer Day campaign theme of “close the care gap”, the film Conquering Cancer will be made available for free to organisations in low- and middle-income countries.

Doctor operating on a patient
19 January 2022

How cancer control planning can help close the gap in cancer care

Essential instruments for reducing a country’s cancer burden, national cancer control plans often do not include vulnerable populations and suffer from a lack of implementation. The ICCP-ECHO programme offers LMICs a way forward.

Princess Dina Mired, UICC President (2018-2020) with cancer advocates and Dr Tedros, DG of WHO, and H.E. Margaret Kenyatta, First Lady of Kenya, at Walk the Talk, Geneva, 2019. Photo by Thomas Omondi.
18 January 2022

The moonshot of eliminating cervical cancer is within reach

For the first time in history, an end is in sight – but vaccines for the HPV virus play a critical role. Opinion article by UICC's Immediate Past President, HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, in The Telegraph.

C_Can_Funcancer patients and volunteers convening in Cali, Colombia in November 2019-Santiago Esteban
17 January 2022

UICC welcomes the addition of two new cities to the City Cancer Challenge

UICC is thrilled to learn that Arequipa in Peru and Nairobi in Kenya will now benefit from the support of C/Can in developing innovative, sustainable and equitable quality cancer care.