UICC aims to advance cancer control on a large scale to improve the lives of millions of people across the world
UICC engages governments, United Nations agencies, its member organisations, civil society and other stakeholders to achieve the implementation of targeted global cancer and non-communicable disease (NCD) commitments.
It supports countries in developing and implementing a national cancer control plan (NCCP) and aims to see national health investments in cancer control and other NCDs increase over time.
Finally, UICC advocates at the international level to ensure that global leaders remain focused on cancer as priority on the health agenda.
Political will and a national strategy that prioritises targeted investments in cancer control as well as action at the international level can reduce the global cancer burden.
In 2020, an estimated 19.3 million people were newly diagnosed with cancer. It is expected that by 2030, this number will rise to 21.6 million. This alarming trend can be reversed with strong action at global and national levels.
A comprehensive plan is a prerequisite for effective and efficient action on health nationally. There are two key areas where UICC is helping advance discussions and action on cancer control planning.
UICC is a founding member of the NCD Alliance, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer and the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP). UICC established the City Cancer Challenge Foundation in January 2019 and the Access to Oncology Medicines (ATOM) Coalition in 2022.
The ATOM Coalition will build on UICC’s network of member organisations in selected countries as well as on the range of global and country-level public and private sector partners with expertise in implementing cancer-focused access programmes.
The Young Leaders programme is a unique opportunity to be part of a global network of inspiring and ambitious young leaders in cancer control.
UICC has created several new organisations and initiatives to address long-term public health challenges and unmet needs.
The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer
The NCD Alliance
The City Cancer Challenge (C/Can)
The International Cancer Control Partnership
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