The 2019 World Cancer Leaders' Summit will be hosted by the Kazakh Institute of Oncology and Radiology (KazIOR) from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 October in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Approximately 350 global influencers and leaders in cancer control and public health from across governments, UN agencies, academia, non-profit organisations and private sectors will consider the ways in which cancer detection, treatment and care contribute to the achievement of Universal Health Coverage.
This is an invitation only event, its attendance is open to UICC full members, partners and select leaders from the global health and cancer communities.
Reducing the number of premature deaths caused by cancer requires addressing inequities in access to cancer services to achieve the UHC vision of health for all. With “Cancer and Universal Health Coverage” as a topic, the 2019 edition of the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit aims to focus attention on expanding access to quality preventive, early detection, treatment and care for cancer. Current issues examined during the day include perspectives on the relationship between strong, sustainable and ‘people centred’ health systems and the effective prevention and control of NCDs, promoting health equity in access to cancer services, and priority setting as part of the progressive realization of UHC.
A preliminary agenda will soon be available. For further information, please contact the UICC Events Team at firstname.lastname@example.org