Who we Are

Our vision is a world where every child with cancer has equal access to the best treatment and care.

World Child Cancer is the leading international children’s charity dedicated to addressing the global inequality in childhood cancer care.

Founded in 2007, we now support 13 programmes in Africa, Asia and Central America.

Our vision is a world where every child with cancer has equal access to treatment and care. Our mission is to improve diagnosis, treatment and support for children with cancer, and their families, in low and middle-income countries around the world.

Most childhood cancers are curable

We know this because survival rates in the UK, USA and Europe regularly top 80%. But for children in low and middle-income countries, the prognosis is bleak. With their chance of survival falling as low as 10%, almost 1,000 young lives are lost to cancer every single day.

The solution exists. The challenge is making sure that every child gets the diagnosis, treatment and care they need.

Overshadowed by headline issues, it is easy for childhood cancer to slip down the list of public health priorities. Disease awareness is low. Opportunities for early diagnosis are missed. Referrals are delayed. And there are not enough health workers with the specialist skills to diagnose and treat the disease.

Determined to balance the inequality that exists, World Child Cancer works with local, regional and international partners in some of the world’s poorest countries. Find out more about the four pillars that are central to our work as an organisation:

Improving treatment

Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.

Improving treatment
Find out how we are helping children get the best possible treatment and care, no matter where they live.
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Family Support

Successful treatment starts and ends with the whole family.

Family Support
Find out how we’re working to provide financial, social and emotional support to families in need.
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Early Diagnosis

Survival starts with an early and accurate diagnosis.

Early Diagnosis
Find out how we’re working with communities, health workers and partners to increase the number of children diagnosed.
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Giving childhood cancer the attention it deserves.

Find out how we’re working alongside the WHO to raise childhood cancer survival rates to 60% and save a million lives by 2030.
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We cannot do this without the support of people like you. So, thank you for taking the time to find out more about our work. There is a lot to do.

Our structure

World Child Cancer is a global organisation, consisting of operating offices in the UK, USA, and the Netherlands.

Will you join us?

Together we can close the gap in childhood cancer care.


Our History

Our People

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