UICC’s global programmes focus on five priority areas and target advocacy, education and training, as well as in-country activities in collaboration with partners and local UICC members.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 4.3 million healthcare workers are needed to meet a growing global shortage. UICC’s Global Education and Training Initiative (GETI) aims to provide leadership in healthcare workforce solutions, based on evidence, sharing of best practice and targeted training.
The Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative (GAPRI) is a joint programme of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) to make essential pain medicines universally available by 2020.
Every year 530’000 women worldwide are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and around 275,000 die from the disease. The Cervical Cancer Initiative (CCI) is a programme of the Union for International Cancer Control to specifically reduce the number of women developing cervical cancer and dying from the disease.
ChiCa seeks to increase the proportion of children surviving cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Since the proportion of children that survive cancer in developing countries remains a devastating low 10-30% compared to 80% in developed countries.
Global Initiative for Cancer Registries (GICR) is a multi-partner response to the disparity in robust cancer statistics across the globe, led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).