TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES 

International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) provides various types of collaborative technical assistance support for countries around the development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of national cancer control plans (NCCPs).

What technical assistance does ICCP offer?

What ICCP does not offer?

  • Financial support
  • Drafting a complete NCCP
  • Endorsement of the NCCP

Technical Assistance Process for NCCP guidance and review

The process for exploring Technical Assistance with ICCP is described here

How to request technical assistance:

Countries seeking technical assistance can contact the ICCP Technical Assistance Working Group at iccp@uicc.org to begin discussing country needs and availability of corresponding expertise through the ICCP. 

The International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) ECHO Program

The International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) ECHO Program seeks to support national cancer control plan implementation through development of a virtual community of practice using the Project ECHO technology-enabled collaborative learning model. The ICCP ECHO Program convenes countries in the implementation stage of their national cancer control plan, bringing together country-level participants and global cancer control experts in a bi-directional learning environment through monthly hour-long ECHO sessions. The curriculum focuses on topics identified by participants as key areas of technical need in cancer control plan implementation (e.g., scaling up evidence-based cancer prevention and control interventions, costing the national cancer control plan, strategies for prioritizing cancer prevention and control activities, etc.). Each session includes a case presentation by one of the participating countries, a didactic presentation by an expert on a technical topic, and a group discussion. Program outcomes are measured through a pre-post survey method, which will assist in tracking knowledge acquisition and responding to changing participant and country needs over the course of the ICCP ECHO Program. The ICCP ECHO Program launched in October 2020 and accepts applications on an annual basis.

The next opportunity for countries to apply to join the ICCP ECHO Program is tentatively set to begin in mid-2021.

Application Eligibility Criteria

The ICCP ECHO Program welcomes applications from country-level teams who lead or are active in the implementation of the National Cancer Control Plan in their countries. The eligibility criteria for participation are as follows:

  1. Participation in the ICCP ECHO Program is open to country teams from low- and middle-income countries (as defined by the World Bank country classification) who are actively implementing a National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP) in their country.
  2. Priority will be given to applicants from LMIC countries with a current National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP), with plans in place for implementation of the NCCP.
  3. Applicants will confirm via letter of support that they have that they have government/Ministry of Health support for involvement in the ICCP ECHO.
  4. Applicants will confirm via letter of support that they have institutional commitment, including time permission, for participation in the ECHO through the ICCP ECHO Program Statement of Collaboration**.
  5. Applicants will commit to a minimum of one-year (12 sessions) participation in the ECHO.

Applicants who do not meet the above eligibility criteria have the opportunity to be referred to the ICCP Technical Assistance Working Group for guidance on National Cancer Control Plan development and implementation.

For more information click here.

Questions/Inquiries

Contact Mishka K. Cira, mishka.cira@nih.gov

Access ICCP ECHO Program Materials (session slides and recordings) 

Additional technical assistance resources

  • Resources (such as publications, guides, tools) available through the ICCP portal covering the cancer continuum
  • Repository of publicly available NCCPs and NCD plans from various countries
  • An Assessment Tool developed by ICCP partners provides countries with an opportunity to assess their own efforts in developing a plan of action and is meant to engage key stakeholders in a thoughtful discussion of the essential elements of developing and implementing a country’s national cancer control plan.
  • The Cancer Control Planning Master Course, comprised of eight webinars led by international subject matter experts, includes the step-by-step process of cancer control planning and implementation. The Master Course is for people engaged in cancer control from various disciplines and at different levels. Although the course has ended, the webinars are available on the ICCP portal.
  • UICC fellowships offer.