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Advocacy
Promoting cancer in global health and development agendas.
About our advocacy work

UICC unites the cancer community through our members and partners to reduce the global cancer burden and drive forward the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) agenda. Building on the inclusion of NCDs into Agenda 2030 and the World Cancer Declaration UICC is working to integrate effective cancer control into existing health services and development plans. We are working towards ensuring all countries have strong health systems to deliver effective and comprehensive patient-centred care which is responsive to population-based cancer registries.

Our long term vision

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The importance of the advocacy work

"We are proud to call ourselves one of the first partners of UICC. UICC called on our expertise in the area of cancer prevention for the global advocacy campaign. Together, UICC and its members have successfully placed cancer on the global stage, putting the cancer community in position for even greater success in the years to come.”

Dr Kate Allen, Director, Science and Communications

"Accurate and timely diagnosis is the first enemy of cancer, as it clips its potential from the outset and halts it from invading and conquering the whole body. Unfortunately, many cancer patients, especially in the developing world, do not have this safety net, and are completely exposed to cancer’s advances without any checks. We need a robust cancer resolution that encourages fast improvements in early detection and diagnosis through a clear and urgent health system response."

HRH Princess Dina Mired
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Key advocacy initiatives
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World Cancer Declaration Progress Report 2016

The 1000-strong UICC membership have worked collectively to create the World Cancer Declaration Progress Report 2016, providing a unique civil society perspective on national successes and major challenges that remain to realise the Declaration targets, with perspectives from 113 countries.

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Advocacy Toolkit

The 2nd edition of the UICC Advocacy Toolkit ‘Galvanizing Efforts To Achieve The World Cancer Declaration Targets’.

Let us call for national action from global commitments made through the 2017 . Add your voice: www.uicc.org/CancerResolution

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Treatment for All
Global commitment
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Advocacy networks
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Latest advocacy news
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21 June 2017

A new collaboration to increase access to lifesaving cancer treatment in Africa

American Cancer Society and Clinton Health Access Initiative announce collaborations with Pfizer and Cipla to increase access to lifesaving cancer treatment in Africa.

Norwegian Cancer Society's AMR campaign
14 June 2017

Norwegian Cancer Society launch campaign on threat of antimicrobial resistance to cancer treatment

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 – Today, the Norwegian Cancer Society (NCS), have launched a new campaign calling on other organisations to raise awareness and take action against the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) including antibiotic resistance, which could set cancer treatment back decades.

The new uicc.org
7 June 2017

uicc.org – a new place with a brand new face

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of our new website. uicc.org has been completely re-thought to better highlight the work of UICC and its community of members and partners, to enhance the user experience, and to facilitate content discovery.

The 2016 Annual Report was developed with digital consumption in mind
1 June 2017

Annual Report now available

We are pleased to share the 2016 UICC Annual Report – a wonderful snapshot of another year of progress for UICC and its community of members and partners.

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31 May 2017

World No Tobacco Day 2017

Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development

WHA69 - UICC Side Event on Cancer Control
30 May 2017

World Health Assembly endorses important NCD interventions

Tuesday 30 May 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland: Today the 70th World Health Assembly adopted a resolution endorsing an updated list of evidence-based and cost-effective interventions for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).