Improving Treatment

Improving the quality of childhood cancer care

Healthcare is a right not a privilege. A right enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child.

Most childhood cancers do not have a known cause. While impossible to prevent, they can be treated. But for children living in low and middle-income countries, the health workers, drugs and equipment they need are in desperately short supply.

Only available at a select few hospitals, high-quality treatment is hard to come by.

It is a situation that drives the disparity in care and causes thousands of preventable deaths each year.

Lisa Zwiers and child in Eldoret, Kenya

The Work We Do

World Child Cancer is working to improve the availability of high-quality treatment and care for children with cancer.

We do this by:

  • Making sure doctors and nurses have the drugs, equipment and support they need.
  • Working with health education providers to develop certified training in childhood cancer.
  • Bringing local, regional and international experts together to share skills (twinning partnerships).
Together we can help children with cancer to get the best-possible treatment and care. And by doing so, save thousands of lives.

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Festus Njuguna

Meet Festus Njuguna, paediatrician Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), Eldoret, Kenya

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Our People

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Together we can close the gap in childhood cancer care.