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June 30, 2021

C/Can City Engagement Process

C/Can City Engagement Process: An Implementation Framework for Strengthening Cancer Care in Cities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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This Special Article details C/Can’s city engagement process. It outlines how C/Can has developed, tested and adapted a new framework that empowers local stakeholders to lead a city-wide process to identify, plan and execute cancer care solutions adapted to the local context. The article also shares the key challenges, enablers of success and lessons learned in C/Can’s first cities. 

As the article notes, creating lasting change requires the creation of a high-trust environment to engage the right stakeholders as well as adapting to local context, leveraging local expertise, and fostering a sustainability mindset from the outset.

Authors: 

  • Silvina Frech, City Cancer Challenge, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Rebecca Morton Doherty, City Cancer Challenge, Geneva, Switzerland 
  • Maria Cristina Lesmes, Gobernación de Valle del Cauca, Secretaria de Salud, Colombia
  • Oscar Ramirez, Fundación Pohema and Centro Medico Imbanaco, Cali, Colombia 
  • Alicia Pomata, Programa Nacional de Control de Cáncer, Instituto Nacional del Cáncer, Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social de Paraguay, Asunción, Paraguay 
  • Angelica Samudio, Hospital de Clínicas, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay
  •   Osei A. Antwi, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana 
  • Yin Yin Htun, Shwe Yaung Hnin Si Cancer Foundation, Yangon, Myanmar 
  • Rai Mra, Yangon Medical Association, Yangon, Myanmar
  • Pe Thet Htoo,. Shwe Yaung Hnin Si Cancer Foundation, Yangon, Myanmar 
  • Ernest Baawuah Osei-Bonsu, Oncology Directorate, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana 
  • Rafaela Komorowski Dal Molin, Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre, Brasil
  •  Nana Mebonia, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia and Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia 
  •  Isabel Mestres, City Cancer Challenge, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Aung Naing Soe, City Cancer Challenge, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sophie Bussmann-Kemdjo, City Cancer Challenge, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Maria Fernanda Navarro, City Cancer Challenge, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Susan Henshall1 City Cancer Challenge, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Rolando Camacho, City Cancer Challenge, Geneva, Switzerland

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