WHO Guide for Effective Programmes Series 6

Cancer Control

Knowledge into Action

Policy and Advocacy
December 2008
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    18th December 2008
  • ISBN 9789241547529
  • Language English
  • Pages 54 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where resources available for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer are limited or nonexistent. Yet cancer is to a large extent avoidable. Over 40% of all cancers can be prevented. Some of the most common cancers are curable if detected early and treated. Even with late cancer, the suffering of patients can be relieved with good palliative care. Cancer Control: Knowledge into Action, WHO Guide for Effective Programs is a series of six modules offering guidance on all important aspects of effective cancer control planning and implementation. This sixth module on Policy and Advocacy shows decision makers and program managers how to advocate for policy development and effective program implementation of cancer control.

1) Introduction; 2) Advocacy step 1: defining the situation; 3) Advocacy step 2: setting goals and objectives; 4) Advocacy step 3; identifying the target audience; 5) Advocacy step 4: mobilizing support; 6) Advocacy step 5: developing key messages; 7) Advocacy step 6: selecting methods of advocacy; 8) Advocacy step 7: developing and implementing the advocacy plan; 9) Advocacy step 8: monitoring and evaluation; 10) Conclusion

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