The Young Leaders programme is a unique opportunity to be part of a global network of inspiring and ambitious young leaders in cancer control.
UICC's Young Leaders programme aims to nurture aspiring young cancer control professionals to become successful leaders in cancer control and the wider global health community.
The programme runs every other year, starting in October on the occasion of the World Cancer Leaders' Summit and culminating the following year at the World Cancer Congress.
In each cycle, up to 10 participants are selected to access learning on global cancer control leadership areas, engage in small group work on key priority topics and take active part in UICC's two flagship international events.
The next call for applications will open in April 2023.
UICC Young Leaders start their journey at the invitation-only World Cancer Leaders' Summit and attend the World Cancer Congress the following year. They also participate in other relevant UICC events, such as World Cancer Day and UICC's Virtual Dialogues. These opportunites enable Young Leaders to:
raise their profiles through dedicated activities at UICC events;
Each Young Leader will have a point of contact at the UICC secretariat in Geneva who will provide them with individual support throughout the year including:
Following completion of the programme, Young Leaders will join the growing group of Young Leader Alumni, a proactive community of cancer control professionals who engage with and support UICC’s work.
Learn more about Young Leader Alumni here
This programme is also supported by the Breast Cancer Programme, and works with UICC members to advance advocacy efforts on breast cancer.
If you would like more information about the Young Leaders Programme, feel free to contact us.
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.
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.
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.
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