Patient Group Mentoring programme in the Eastern Mediterranean region

This regional programme is part of the broader Breast Cancer Programme.

Based on the success from the Patient Group Mentoring programme in Asia Pacific, UICC decided to extend the Programme to the Eastern Mediterranean with the engagement of five breast cancer patient groups organisations. This regional programme is part of the broader Breast Cancer Programme

Association El Amel

Baheya Breast Cancer Foundation Egypt
Fadia Survive & Thrive Association Kuwait
Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation Lebanon
Barbara Nassar Association for cancer patient support Lebanon
Association des Malades Atteints de Leucémies AMAL Morocco
Association Dar Zhor Morocco
Aid and Hope Program for Cancer Patients Care Palestine
Patient's Friends Society-Jerusalem Palestine


Activities planned

Tailored assistance based on a needs assessment to maximise access to UICC capacity building opportunities and other stakeholders' opportunities for patient engagement.

  • Virtual meetings between the patient groups to encourage collaboration and peer to peer exchanges.

  • Access to the Master course on Patient Engagement, Virtual Dialogues and other relevant opportunities.

  • Possibility to be part of the Project ECHO on Breast Cancer for interested patient groups.

  • Dedicated online discussions with external experts on identified common needs. 


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Launched in 2018, the Patient Group Mentoring programme is a tailored mentorship programme dedicated to building capacity of a representative cohort of patient groups at the regional level.

Launched in 2018 as a pilot initiative to respond to a voiced need in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, the programme aims to ensure that patient groups have the knowledge, capacity and connections to make a difference in their own health systems and beyond.

Last update

Monday 18 September 2023

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