In 2020, an estimated 10 million people died prematurely from cancer. It is expected that by 2030, this number will rise to nearly 13 million. This alarming trend can be reversed with strong action at global and national levels.
UICC is the only organisation of its type globally dedicated to uniting and working with the cancer community. It has the unique capability to unite voices from around the world. UICC’s pledge to its members is to ensure that they have the opportunity and the channels to have their voices heard on the global stage and that the latest updates in the global health space will be curated and shared with them.
UICC works across the policy cycle to help bring together the evidence base for effective cancer control, develop tools to support national advocacy and share examples of successful policy change.
Knowledge – bringing together the evidence-base for effective cancer control.
Advocacy – influencing decision makers and other stakeholders to change policies to improve cancer outcomes.
Policy– Developing and implementing policies and programmes to improve cancer and health outcomes.
Cancer control advocacy is the strategic process of influencing governments, decision-makers and other key stakeholders to develop commitments, plans and policies, and allocate the resources needed to drive change.
The past decade has seen the creation of a global framework to drive improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for cancer patients and people living with other NCDs. UICC is proud to have been an active partner in this process.
UICC aims to advance cancer control on a large scale to improve the lives of millions of people across the world
Political will and a national strategy that prioritises targeted investments in cancer control as well as action at the international level can reduce the global cancer burden.
A comprehensive plan is a prerequisite for effective and efficient action on health nationally. There are two key areas where UICC is helping advance discussions and action on cancer control planning.
UICC has created several new organisations and initiatives to address long-term public health challenges and unmet needs.
The Young Leaders programme is a unique opportunity to be part of a global network of inspiring and ambitious young leaders in cancer control.
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