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 worked for more than two years to support WHO’s efforts 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.
UICC is part of the WHO-led Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative and has joined cancer associations in Europe 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.
To assist members around the world in reaching out to media outlets in their countries, UICC prepared a draft news release and talking points. For communication on social media, there is a short video produced by the Moonshine Film Agency, which explains the situation, the challenges and what needs to be done.
The objective of the SUCCESS project (Scale-up Cervical Cancer Elimination with Secondary prevention Strategy, a project funded by Unitaid and led by Expertise France) is to strengthen screening and secondary prevention. i.e. to prevent the development of cancer in women who test positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) and who have precancerous lesions.
This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit explores some high-level challenges associated with financing the elimination of cervical cancer in lower resource settings.
The UICC template letter can be used to reach out to governments for national action.