Promoting Prevention

UfHI’s Fight Against Women’s Cancers

For nearly a decade, UfHI has been leading multi-sector efforts to address women’s cancers in the Americas. A recent analysis by UfHI and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) illustrates the scale of the problem. View more on UfHI and IFPMA Women's Cancer Initiative

UfHI launched the Women’s Cancer Initiative in the Americas with IFPMA and private-sector leaders in 2014. This initiative led to Peru’s 2017 National Plan to Address Cervical Cancer, educational materials on breast and cervical cancer, and roundtables, forums, and trainings for stakeholders from dozens of countries.

UfHI Cancer Responses Across the Americas

  • Peru: First-ever national plan on cervical cancer - 11.8 million women at risk for cervical cancer
  • Panama: $5-million grant for cervical cancer prevention - 1.5 million women at risk for cervical cancer
  • Americas: Roundtables and trainings with stakeholders from 15 of countries

Health and Wellness Partnerships

UfHI has strategic partnerships with The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA) and American Chamber of Commerce Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), to promote healthy lifestyles and improve health and wellness outcomes. The partnerships leverage the capabilities and resources of these organizations which represent global industry networks, including 400 consumer goods companies in 70 countries (CGF); 24 chambers of commerce in 28 countries (AACCLA) and 300 private companies doing business in Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T). UfHI partnered with these organizations to forge opportunities to help people in the Americas live healthier, more productive lives.


  • In Montreal, we advanced the role of industry, advocating for employee and community wellness at CGF’s Sustainable Retail Summit.
  • In Costa Rica we advocated for community and health and wellness solutions.
  • In Mexico, we engaged the CEOs of the LATAM branch to advocate for community and policy engagement to promote health and wellness.
  • In Trinidad, engaged multi-stakeholder dialogue on health and wellness strategies.



The Consumer Goods Forum's (CGF) 2017 Sustainable
Retail Summit, October 2-3 in Montréal, Canada


The rapid explosion of type 2 diabetes places countries at risk for a poor work force and increased demand on health systems. The LAC region has seen, over the last decade, a dramatic increase of crippling health and economic burdens across the population.

NCDs are implicated in the rising economic burden of healthcare delivery and economic vitality in the region. NCDs can be prevented or controlled through targeted services and multi-sectoral activities including increased awareness and resources targeting prevention to decrease the cost economic burden.

UfHI’s multi-sector approach calls for consideration of the social determinants, economic factors and access to care.  Working with expert partners, UfHI is tackling the urgent need for better education and awareness and prevention and care strategies that will lead to sustainable improvements in health and quality of life. 

For additional information on our work with non-communicable diseases, please contact our Programs department at