Komen remains committed to fostering global breast cancer programs and research, and this commitment is reflected in both our funding opportunities and the resources that we provide for our Applicants and Grantees. These resources, as well as other helpful links can be found below.
The Health System Assessments are the backbone of Komen programming in Mexico, Panama and Brazil. These assessments are used as a framework to design evidence-based strategic plans for reducing breast cancer mortality in the three cities. The purpose is to determine the breast health and breast cancer gaps and needs of the local community, as well as assess the community’s strengths and assets.
Conducted in collaboration with in-country partners, the assessments are aimed at defining the available infrastructure and quality of public health services, understanding the factors that determine why women enter the breast cancer continuum of care, and identifying the barriers that prevent women from completing the continuum. The resulting assessment reports provided a unique view of breast cancer care useful for the social, private and public sectors.
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We believe in the power of collaboration and sharing of information in our efforts to end breast cancer forever. You may find the following links helpful.
BHGI: The Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) strives to develop, implement and study evidence-based, economically feasible, and culturally appropriate Guidelines for International Breast Health and Cancer Control for low- and middle-income countries (LMCs) to improve breast health outcomes and access to breast cancer screening, detection and treatment for women. Please check the organization’s website for more information at https://www.fredhutch.org/en/labs/phs/projects/breast-health-global-initiative.html
CLEAR: Regional Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results aims to strengthen partner countries’ capacities and systems in monitoring and evaluation. Please check the organization’s website for more information at http://www.theclearinitiative.org/
International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation facilitates sharing ideas across the global evaluation community, promotes good governance of evaluation associations, and champions the recognition of the value and contributions of evaluations to improve the lives of people. Please check the organization’s website for more information at http://www.ioce.net/en/interactivemap/map.html.
National Cancer Institute: A list of cancer information services is available at www.cancer.gov, or may be requested by writing to the NCI Public Inquiries Office, Cancer Information Service Branch, Room 3036A, 6116 Executive Boulevard, MSC 8322, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, USA.
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC): UICC is a membership based, non-governmental organisation that exists to "unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda." UICC engage with over 850 organisations across 155 countries that features the world's
major cancer societies; research institutes; treatment centres, hospitals, scientific and professional societies; ministries of health, public health agencies; and patient support groups.
Contact UICC: Union for International Cancer Control 62, route de Frontenex, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland, Telephone: +41 22 809 1811, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http://www.uicc.org/