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?

  • Assistance with development of NCCPs and implementation plans
  • Reviewing, evaluating, providing feedback on drafts of national cancer control plans (using Oar et al. 2019 and Romero, Trapani et al. 2018)
  • Assistance with updating expired or soon-to-expire NCCPs 
  • Expertise and/or connection to an expert on a specific area of cancer control, for example: pathology
  • ICCP ECHO program on NCCP implementation

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. For additional information about Program content, see the ICCP ECHO program materials. 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. The ICCP ECHO Program launched in October 2020 and accepts applications on an annual basis.

2021 Call for Applications

The ICCP ECHO Program is currently accepting applications from country-level National Cancer Control Plan implementation teams who are mandated to support implementation of the NCCP in their countries (one team per country). The 2021 ICCP ECHO Program cohort will kick off in October 2021. 
Application submissions: June 15, 2021 to July 31, 2021
Program start date: October 2021
The 2021 ICCP ECHO application can be found here

The eligibility criteria for participation are as follows:

  1. Participation in the ICCP ECHO Program is open to country-level National Cancer Control Plan implementation teams (applicants) 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 (one team per country). Each team should be multi-sectoral where possible, with up to a maximum of five (5) members for the purposes of ECHO participation.
  2. Applicants will confirm via letter of commitment that they have Government/Ministry of Health support for their country's involvement in the ICCP ECHO. Active participation from Government/Ministry of Health cancer focal points is highly recommended. Sample letter of commitment available upon request.
  3. Priority will be given to applicants from LMIC countries with a current National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP), with plans in place and Government mandate for implementation of the NCCP. 
  4. Applicants will confirm 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. Time commitment per month is 2-3 hours (est.). This includes participation in the 1-hour monthly ECHO session, and pre-session country team preparation time.

Applicants who do not meet the above eligibility criteria can request ICCP Technical Assistance for guidance on National Cancer Control Plan development and implementation.

Questions/Inquiries

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

Access

2021- 2022 ICCP ECHO Program Materials (session slides and recordings) - current cohort

2020 - 2021 ICCP ECHO Program Materials (session slides and recordings) - previous cohort

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.