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American Cancer Society

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Aging
  • Women
  • Youth

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Geographic scope: International
    Country of activity:
  • India
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Ghana
  • Mexico
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Improve maternal health
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 1913
    Organizational structure: The American Cancer Society, Inc. consists of a National Home Office with 13 chartered Divisions throughout the United States.
    Number and type of members: More than 3,400 local offices nationwide are organized to deliver cancer prevention, early detection, and patient services programs at the community level. Overseas, we employ staff on the ground in four countries.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: ACS works with more than 80 NGOs worldwide to build capacity.
    Funding structure:
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
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