Thematic areas of work
UICC addresses several crucial cancer themes throughout its convening, capacity building and advocacy activities
Cervical cancer elimination

Cervical cancer remains one of the most common causes of death for women. Each year, more than 300 000 women die of cervical cancer.


Tobacco control

Tobacco control aims at reducing the use of tobacco and the serious health risks and mortality it causes through policies, laws and education.



Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Universal Health Coverage means that all people can benefit from quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship.

Essential Medicines List

Essential medicines are defined as those that “satisfy the priority health care needs of the population” and selected with regard to their public health relevance, evidence on efficacy and safety, and comparative cost-effectiveness.


Last update: 
Thursday 9 April 2020