What is the World Cancer Declaration?

A refreshed World Cancer Declaration was launched during the 2013 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Cape Town. In light of the recent developments in the fight against NCDs and with the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) fast approaching, UICC saw the growing need to more closely align the Declaration’s targets and priority actions with the recently adopted global Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) framework, and the ongoing discussions relating to the Post-2015 development agenda.

Check out the refreshed Declaration here: http://www.uicc.org/world-cancer-declaration and promote it within your organisation!

World Cancer Declaration - Animation - Web, by UICC

Overarching Goal: There will be major reductions in premature deaths from cancer, and improvements in quality of life and cancer survival rates.To reach these targets we will take action to:

Target 1: Strenghten health systems for effective cancer control

Target 2: Measure cancer burden and impact of cancer plans in all countries

Target 3: Reduce exposure to cancer risk factors

Target 4: Universal coverage of HPV and HBV vaccination

Target 5: Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer

Target 6: Universal access to screening and early detection for cancer

Tartget 7: Improve access to services across the cancer care continuum

Target 8: Universal availability of pain control and distress management

Target 9: Improve education and training of healthcare professionals

Download the full text of the  World Cancer Declaration 2013 here.

Together we are stronger sign now for a cancer free world!