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C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge

UICC’s City Cancer Challenge initiative was launched at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos as a coordinated response to the urgent need to support resource-limited countries in reducing their growing cancer burden. Since then, the initiative has continued to accelerate efforts to deliver sustainable, quality cancer care solutions in cities, engaging over 80 health facilities, 800 healthcare professionals, 650 patients and 50 partners in its first four cities – Asuncion, Cali, Kumasi and Yangon. In 2018, City Cancer Challenge took another step towards achieving its mission of creating a global community of cities, with Kigali, Porto Alegre and Tbilisi joining the Challenge.

Building on the early successes in first cities, such as the adoption of a new cancer law in Paraguay, in 2019 City Cancer Challenge will be working to create new opportunities to share lessons learned across its community, and to advance sustainable financing for cancer to support cities as they implement local solutions. 2019 will also mark the transition of C/Can to a standalone Swiss foundation, welcoming a new Board of Directors as of January 2019. This transition is supported by a Memorandum of Understanding with UICC, laying the foundations for continued collaboration and exchange.

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“Consensus building between the private and public sectors is required to make lasting progress. Paraguay should use City Cancer Challenge as a laboratory to then drive health system reform.” Santiago Pena, former Minister of Finance of Paraguay

“Through City Cancer Challenge, the city of Kigali has the opportunity to deliver a more effective cancer treatment solution by leveraging existing infrastructure at different levels of the healthcare system in the city.” Patricia Muhongerwa, Vice Mayor in Charge of Social Affairs, City of Kigali

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UICC 2018 Annual Report  

2018 was a great year for UICC, working with the global community across our key areas of focus: convening, capacity building, advocacy and...

UICC 2018 Annual Report  

2018 was a great year for UICC, working with the global community across our key areas of focus: convening, capacity building, advocacy and...

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