Over 2020 and beyond extraordinary upheaval was brought by the COVID-19 pandemic to societies, health systems, economies and governments across the world. While the crisis highlighted the structural weaknesses of many health systems and magnified existing inequalities in health outcomes, it has also accelerated key trends that may shape healthcare and public health in the years ahead.
Through this three-part series of Virtual Dialogues, UICC invited the cancer community to reflect on some of the changes set in motion by COVID-19, and discuss the implications for cancer prevention and control, and what actions may help transform this crisis into an opportunity to shape stronger, more equitable and resilient health systems for better cancer control.
Access a follow-up report, one year on from the series, which collates examples of adaptations that have since emerged for the safe restoration and continuation of cancer services, as well as perspectives from different cancer professionals on lessons learned.
On demand recordings of the discussions and news articles summarising key learning points can be accessed via the links below.