02 October 2018

UICC Award Winners Announced

Kuala Lumpur, 2 October 2018 – At a packed Ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, which is currently hosting the World Cancer Congress, UICC members celebrated the announcement of the inaugural UICC Awards.

Launched to recognise outstanding achievements and innovative practices across the UICC membership, organisations and individuals were awarded in five categories: CEO, Advocacy with Impact, Collaboration, Fundraising and World Cancer Day Spirit.

Selected from very competitive shortlists of finalists, we are delighted to announce the winners:

CEO Award

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Winner: Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, Chief Executive Officer, The Max Foundation

For her leadership and drive to mobilise people and build partnerships across sectors and borders, and her ability in transforming a grassroots organisation into an international movement impacting the lives of tens of thousands of patients worldwide.

Finalist: Asem Mansour, CEO / Director General, King Hussein Cancer Center

Finalist: Wondu Bekele Woldemariam, Executive Director, Mathiwos Wondu-YeEthiopia Cancer Society


Advocacy with Impact Award

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Winner: Cancer Council New South Wales – I Care for Palliative Care

For its extensive and participatory planning process, its innovative strategies for engagement with different partners, its efforts to address equity and its important impact both on the provision of health services and on the attitudes of people towards palliative care.

Finalist: Nepal Cancer Relief Society - Tobacco Control programme

Finalist: Norwegian Cancer Society - #Sjekkdeg (Get Tested) campaign


Collaboration Award

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Winner: African Palliative Care Association - collaborative initiative to support the implementation of national palliative care policies in Southern Africa

For its engagement of a great variety of stakeholders, including grassroots, its measurable impact in improving access and quality of palliative care services and its integration of legal aspects in advocating for palliative care as a human right issue.

Finalist: University of Malaya - Project ROSE (Removing Obstacles to cervical ScrEening)

Finalist: World Cancer Research Day - World Declaration for Research on Cancer 


Fundraising Award

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Winner: King Hussein Cancer Foundation – Saving Lives One Bite at a Time, Restaurant Care Program

For its perfect combination of income generation and advocacy, ensuring cancer is on the mind of all citizens.

Finalist: Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon - Light a Candle

Finalist: Macmillan Cancer Support - World's Biggest Coffee Morning


World Cancer Day Spirit Award

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Winner: Project PINK BLUE, Nigeria

For the diversity of collaboration between Project PINK BLUE and their partners, including more than 70 cancer organisations, government departments, businesses, media and influential leaders, demonstrating an openness and richness of spirit that delivered powerful actions that has helped to change lives.

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Judges’ commendation: Liga Portuguesa Contro o Cancro, Portugal 

In an exceptional decision, the judges of the World Cancer Day Spirit Award have awarded La Liga Portuguesa Contro o Cancro with a commendation award for their incredibly impressive media partnerships which ran widely and deeply, achieving strong media cut-through.

Finalist: The Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society, Cyprus

Finalist: Shwe Yaung Hnin Si Cancer Foundation, Myanmar

Congratulations to the winners and shortlisted and thank you to everyone who submitted an entry.

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