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.
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.
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.
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.