Who's who

City Cancer Challenge Foundation - C/Can

Non-governmental organizations
Rue du Commerce 9
1204 Genève
+41 22 310 06 05

"City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) is a Swiss-based non-profit foundation that supports cities around the world in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as they work to improve access to equitable, quality cancer care. It was launched by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in 2017 and became a standalone foundation in 2019. C/Can’s strategic priorities include strengthening health service delivery, developing health workforce capacity, catalysing health financing, strengthening leadership and governance and improving health information systems. The Foundation’s multi-sectoral initiative helps cities to take the lead in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions. C/Can assistance includes the provision of technical assistance by regional or international specialists.

C/Can has expanded from supporting four cities in 2017 to 13 in 2022, reaching over 59 million people, supporting more than 2,000 healthcare professionals and developed over 70 solutions to improve access to quality cancer care: Asuncion (Paraguay), Arequipa (Peru), Cali (Colombia), Greater Petaling (Malaysia), Kumasi (Ghana), Kigali (Rwanda),  Leon (Mexico), Nairobi (Kenya), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Porto Alegre (Brazil), Rosario (Argentina), Tbilisi (Georgia), and Yangon (Myanmar)."