Affecting Regional & Global Change
Health policy initiatives
As our “on the ground” projects continue to impact individual doctors and patients, GCI simultaneously engages with health policy makers to affect widespread changes in cancer control. This is how truly long-lasting policies will be created to impact all patients throughout a country.
As an example, each Lancet Oncology Commission team has included health policy makers, and each release has included a global press meeting. After the release of the 2015 Latin American Commission update, a Health Ministers Meeting was held at the National Cancer Institute of Uruguay. Here, Latin American health ministers and oncologists gathered to discuss the findings of the commission and steps forward to help reduce the burden of cancer in the region.