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.
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:
Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
Improving treatmentFind out how we are helping children get the best possible treatment and care, no matter where they live.
Successful treatment starts and ends with the whole family.
Family SupportFind out how we’re working to provide financial, social and emotional support to families in need.
Survival starts with an early and accurate diagnosis.
Early DiagnosisFind out how we’re working with communities, health workers and partners to increase the number of children diagnosed.
Giving childhood cancer the attention it deserves.
AdvocacyFind out how we’re working alongside the WHO to raise childhood cancer survival rates to 60% and save a million lives by 2030.
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.
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.