Let's Talk Cancer

Universal health coverage & cancer care

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Universal Health Coverage (UHC) plays a fundamental role in ensuring equitable access to healthcare, and providing comprehensive and affordable cancer services.

It aims to guarantee that everyone who needs health services can access them, without suffering financial hardship. However, half the world's population still lacks access to essential health services, including cancer care.


The cost of cancer treatment often drives families towards financial ruin, underscoring the urgent need for the integration of cancer services into universal health coverage schemes.


Cary Adams, CEO of UICC speaks with Dr. Sania Nishtar, a prominent Pakistani physician, cardiologist and senator, as well as the former Federal Minister of Health of Pakistan. She is also the Founder and President of Heartfile, a non-profit non-governmental think tank that aims to catalyse change within the health sector in order to improve health and social outcomes.

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