Cancer control planning

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.

Patient receiving chemotherapy in Kenya

Through continuing the collaborative work on national cancer control plans (NCCPs) including both technical support to countries in the process of reviewing/ developing NCCPs and by providing regional perspectives and updates on plans.

NCCP reviews are conducted in collaboration with the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) using a structured questionnaire (Oar et al. 2019) used for a global review of NCCPs in 2018 (Romero, Trapani et al. 2018).

For more information on national cancer control planning technical assistance please refer to the ICCP portal.

The second area UICC is working on is to explore, analyse and disseminate information on the inclusion of cancer in national Universal Health Care (UHC) strategies, working with colleagues from the World Health Organization (WHO) to achieve this.

What is the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP)?

ICCP is a group of organisations engaged in supporting country cancer control planning efforts. Through the ICCP, these organisations, including the WHO, CDC, NCI-USA, and UICC, are committed to working together to ensure that all countries have a well-resourced, quality cancer control plan, integrated with non-communicable disease control efforts. One of the primary examples of this is the ICCP Portal – a one-stop shop for cancer prevention and control planning.

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Last update

Monday 04 September 2023

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