Background and Context:
With the adoption of the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Framework, including the WHO Global Action Plan 2013-2020, governments have committed to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by 25% by 2025. The development, implementation and attainment of national NCD Plans, including integrated cancer plans, constitutes a cornerstone to reach this target. This integration presents a unique opportunity to prioritize cancer control as a public health imperative internationally.
The International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) is a new partnership of international cancer control agencies and organizations that are collaborating to assist countries in developing and implementing quality cancer control plans linked to NCD control.
This ICCP believes that prioritizing cancer is critical to reaching the “25x25” goal. ICCP partners assist countries by:
ICCP partners agree to coordinate efforts in assisting countries with plan development and implementation utilizing evidence-based strategies to help meet global NCD targets. The data available through the ICCP Portal is key in identifying the gaps and lessons learned from many countries to best inform cancer control planning and coordinate cancer control planning efforts by member organizations.