UICC's actions on cervical cancer

What does UICC do to support the Global Strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer?

UICC works closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), other UN agencies and partners towards the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem.

UICC supported WHO’s efforts for more than two years to conceive, draft and present the Global Strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem,  launched on 17th November 2020.

Today, UICC is part of the WHO-led Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative to assist countries in achieving the 2030 targets. UICC is also rallying its members and partners in calling for urgent national commitments to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and the elimination of cervical cancer. 

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UICC offers training to health professionals and regularly raises awareness about cervical cancer on its website, during events and via its social media channels. It assists members around the world in reaching out to national and local audiences and provides regular information about the elimination strategy and its implementation. 

 

How does UICC help to mobilise national support for the Global Strategy?

SUCCESS project

UICC is a key partner in the SUCCESS project (Scale-up Cervical Cancer Elimination with Secondary prevention Strategy) which aims to accelerate progress on cervical cancer elimination by strengthening screening services and treatment of precancerous lesions, through the use and scale up of innovative technologies.

The SUCCESS project is funded by Unitaid, and led by Expertise France, and implemented in partnership with Jhpiego.

  • UICC supports member organisations to advance national advocacy efforts for cervical cancer elimination in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala and the Philippines. Lessons learned will be disseminated at a regional level.
     
  • In 2021, UICC commissioned the ‘Global action on financing cervical cancer elimination’ report, led by the Economist Intelligence Unit, that highlighted the challenges and opportunities of focused on funding secondary prevention services in low resource settings.
     
  • Building on that foundation, UICC commissioned Thinkwell to conduct an assessment of the status of health financing for cervical cancer elimination in each of the four SUCCESS-project countries, available in English, French and Spanish.

These four profiles provide concrete insights for civil society organisations and key in-country stakeholders to inform evidence-based policy dialogues and to empower them to advocate for the integration of cervical cancer interventions into national health financing frameworks, and within the context of UHC. Collectively, the insights can be applied to multiple countries, contexts and regions, and illustrate the global challenge at hand. 

High-level partnerships in cervical cancer

  • In addition to the SUCCESS project, UICC is also working closely with other partners, for example, with the French National Cancer Institute (INCa), which began in 2018. The partnership is focused upon opportunities to address the burden of women's cancers in Francophone Africa.
     
  • UICC also helped to establish the Commonwealth taskforce in May 2021. The taskforce aims to encourage and facilitate cooperation between Commonwealth countries, and support progress towards the 90:70:90 goals outlined in the Global Strategy.
Last update: 
Monday 14 November 2022
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