Focus areas

We work to prevent cancer and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by empowering legal interventions that reduce exposure to risk factors, and ensure that all people affected by NCDs have access to safe and effective treatment and supportive care.

Tobacco control

Worldwide tobacco use is the most important risk factor responsible for around 22% of cancer deaths.

Healthy diets

A healthy diet is critical to preventing malnutrition and a range of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Alcohol control

Alcohol consumption contributes to 3 million deaths each year across the globe.

Universal health coverage

All people should have access to the quality health services they need without financial hardship.

Financial costs of cancer care

The financial costs of cancer care are increasingly considered a side effect of cancer treatment.

Rights of people affected by cancer

People affected by cancer, both people with cancer and carers, have a range of rights.