June 2017- July 2018
The Yangon City Executive Committee worked together cohesively on an in-depth situation analysis for Yangon. Through multisectoral participation, public and private cancer care providers across the city contributed to the needs assessment process, providing in-depth information on the availability and quality of cancer services, and community access to integrated care networks operating in Yangon.
City Cancer Challenge partnered with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to deliver a series of quality control workshops in March and April 2018, at the Universidad del Valle, School of Public Health.
Informed by data from the City Cancer Challenge Needs Assessment Process, the Asuncion City Executive Committee proposed to review and analyse the current legal framework, prioritising the need to work collaboratively to draft a cancer law for Paraguay and address the significant issues.After an exhaustive review process between the City Executive Committee, City Cancer Challenge and various other stakeholders, the final Cancer Law was introduced to Congress in Paraguay in December 2017.
18-19 April 2018
The region’s first-ever collaborative regional City Cancer Challenge forum was convened in Montevideo, Uruguay, co-hosted by Dr Tabaré Vázquez, President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. During the two-day meeting, representatives from Cali and Asunción connected with more than 60 leading local and global health and finance experts to explore sustainable financing models for each city’s selected cancer priorities.