Würth Elektronik eiSos supports the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) on the occasion of World Cancer Day 2014

Waldenburg, Germany. Würth Elektronik eiSos, one of Europe’s largest manufacturer of passive components, is setting an example by supporting the UICC the leading cancer-fighting organisation worldwide.

For every reference design that Würth Elektronik eiSos wins in 2014, the company will donate US$40 to UICC.

For every reference design for which Würth Elektronik eiSos is registered as the second source, US$20 will be donated.

Last year, Würth Elektronik eiSos won or was appointed as second source for several hundred designs. This means that UICC is set to receive a large donation, to be invested into UICCs flagship fellowship programme, which has been running successfully for more than 50 years.

“A robust and connected health workforce to deliver cancer control services from health promotion to early detection, diagnosis, treatment and care at all levels, in the community and at primary, referral and specialist hospitals is key to reducing the cancer burden”, comments Julie Torode, Deputy CEO and Director of Advocacy and Programmes at UICC. ”UICC fellowships and workshops aim to give carers for cancer patients new skills and accelerate change by building research capacity, fostering international collaborations and enabling knowledge transfer.”

"At Würth Elektronik eiSos, we are proud to contribute to the training of future leaders in the field of cancer control. Supporting the global fight against cancer is a matter that is close to our heart," said company CEOs Oliver Konz and Thomas Schrott.

The donation pledge will be signed on 4th February, on World Cancer Day.

Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva (Switzerland), UICC is the world’s largest cancer-fighting organisation with over 800 members across 155 countries. Its members include the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (German cancer aid), the American Cancer Society and the French League Against Cancer amongst many others.

UICC is also partnering with 27 corporations such as Roche, Varian and Bayer. These organisations and companies work closely with UICC to provide greater awareness and education about cancer and therefore lead to positive change at an individual, community and policy level and across the continuum of cancer care.

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About UICC

UICC unites the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. UICC is the largest cancer-fighting organisation of its kind, with over 800 member organisations across 155 countries representing the world’s major cancer societies, ministries of health, research institutes, treatment centres and patient groups. More

About World Cancer Day

A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.

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