UICC's response to COVID-19

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is keenly aware of the monumental challenges the coronavirus pandemic creates for cancer organisations, people living with cancer and their caregivers. 

Since March, UICC has adopted a remote working model and cancelled or suspended all face-to-face meetings and events globally until the end of 2020.

To address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic around the world, UICC has strengthened support for its members and continues to work with partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international bodies. 

UICC's Virtual Dialogues were launched on Wednesday 20th May, intended to connect members, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide expert insights.

Furthermore, UICC has joined the COVID-19 and Cancer Task Force to help assess the impact of COVID-19 on cancer outcomes and reinforce collaborations between infectious disease and cancer modellers.

Here you can find collated advice and resources on how to stay healthy and cope with the double challenge of facing cancer and the coronavirus:

Explore our virtual offer: UICC's Virtual Dialogues
UICC joins COVID-19 and Cancer Task Force

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21 May 2020

Holding up the end of the line: our role as cancer civil society organisations

UICC Young Leader, Dr Murallitharan Munisamy, highlights the critical need for cancer civil society organisations (CSOs) to continue to function during the global coronavirus pandemic.

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21 May 2020

Reporting back: WHA73 and the global COVID-19 response

At a virtual abridged session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), Member States came together to adopt a resolution on the global responses to COVID-19, including key references to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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13 May 2020

Operation 1000 women: lessons learned from Kenya

UICC Fellow, Eveline Tata Mayaah, founder of Humanity at Heart International shares the skills and knowledge she gained from visiting a UICC member organisation in Kenya, and how she has applied these new skills to her work in Cameroon.

Last update: 
Monday 25 May 2020