Global Cancer Capacity Development

Capacity development is the process of enhancing the capacity of cancer organizations in lower-income countries to perform a greater role in the fight against cancer in their countries. We facilitate the development of strong and sustainable civil service organizations (CSOs) across the cancer care continuum.

Only organizations with solid institutional capacities – including stable streams of revenue, transparent governance structures, and sound technical competencies – can deliver on their missions over time, whether in designing and implementing prevention programs or effectively supporting patients throughout their cancer experience.

The American Cancer Society SOURCE Program

In the countries where we work, we will launch the American Cancer Society SOURCE (Strengthening Organizations for a United Response to the Cancer Epidemic) Program in 2016. The goal of the competency-based training and technical assistance program is to strengthen individual cancer organizations and the wider networks in which they operate.

Based on best practices in organizational development and the Society’s own organizational experience as the global leader in the cancer fight, all interventions will build upon and support one another in improving the performance of participating organizations across 7 domains of intervention:

In order to facilitate the sustainable growth of organizations, the Society will deliver multiple competency-based organizational strengthening interventions over a two-year timeframe to targeted CSOs (and/or clusters of CSOs) in our focus countries.

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