Advocacy impact

The past decade has seen the creation of a global framework to drive improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for cancer patients and people living with other NCDs. UICC is proud to have been an active partner in this process.

WHA69 - UICC Side Event on Cancer Control

The timeline below provides a quick snapshot of the major ‘wins’ that global advocacy has been able to deliver, and these can be further explored using the global cancer commitments navigator.

Cancer control advocacy is the strategic process of influencing governments, decision-makers and other key stakeholders to develop commitments, plans and policies, and allocate the resources needed to drive change.

Maira Caleffi speaking at the World Cancer Congress 2022

A tool which aims to help policy makers and cancer and NCD advocates build understanding about the links between international time bound commitments and priority actions for national impact.

Flags in front of the United Nations building in Geneva, Switzerland

UICC aims to advance cancer control on a large scale to improve the lives of millions of people across the world

Woman holding a publication open with the title "How do we think the governments should respond?"

In 2020, an estimated 10 million people died prematurely from cancer. It is expected that by 2030, this number will rise to nearly 13 million. This alarming trend can be reversed with strong action at global and national levels. 

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Last update

Thursday 11 July 2024

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