It takes a village to save a child.

Our Impact 2022

88p or $1.10

of every £1 or $1.25 spent goes directly to charitable activities

3,463

healthcare professionals trained

compared to 3,342 in 2021

5,496

children newly diagnosed

compared to 4,692 in 2021

8,446

children accessed improved services

compared to 7,123 in 2021

How we work

Over 400,000 children develop cancer worldwide each year

There are four pillars to our strategy to improve equitable access to treatment and care.

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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Advocacy

Giving childhood cancer the attention it deserves.

Advocacy

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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Supporting children with cancer worldwide

We believe that every child with cancer, wherever they live in the world, should have equal access to the best possible treatment and care.

Read some inspiring stories of children and families that we have supported, and continue to help, thanks to our donors. You can also read about our partner doctors, nurses and social workers, who work tirelessly to ensure that the best possible treatment and support is given.

Inspiring Resilience: Hope Beams from a Ghanaian Survivor

Inspiring Resilience: Hope Beams from a Ghanaian Survivor Today marks National Cancer Survivors Day, a day to reflect and celebrate the courage and solidarity of those […]

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Child Palliative Care Online Training with ICPCN & World Child Cancer

Child Palliative Care Training Sessions World Child Cancer and ICPCN welcome you to a series of online training sessions in Child Palliative Care. 10 child palliative care […]

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Improving Outcomes for Child Blood Transfusions in Ghana

Thank you for allowing us to work towards reducing child mortality in Malawi whilst increasing wellbeing and quality of life

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Uttam’s Story

Meet Uttam – just one of the 662 children as part of our ‘Closing the Cancer Gap’ appeal, including matched funding from the UK Government. 

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Alile’s Story

Discover Alile’s journey through cancer as recounted by her mother, from the initial symptoms to diagnosis and treatment.

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Meet Child Life Specialist, Bernice Ali

‘They see me as an educator, but it goes way beyond that’ – Meet the new Child Life Specialist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana – Bernice Ali

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World Child Cancer is collaborating with Amgen

International NGO World Child Cancer is collaborating with leading biotechnology company Amgen to launch a five-year program aimed at saving and improving the lives of children with cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Africa and Asia.

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A nurse, a data officer and a flooded car

Two staff members risk it all to reach a child in need in Malawi.

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The Xploro App

Equipping patients and parents with knowledge around childhood cancer and what to expect following a diagnosis is a vital part of the process of successfully treating and managing cancer.

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Update

“If my child is a survivor, any child can survive.” World Child Cancer works to boost survival rates across Africa

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Leadership, Management and Psychosocial Support Training for Nurses in Bangladesh

Here at World Child Cancer, we believe that healthcare is a right not a privilege. This is why we work to improve the availability of high-quality care for children with cancer.

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Paediatric Oncology Nurse Training in Cameroon

One of the critical aspects of improving childhood cancer outcomes in Cameroon is ensuring that nurses have access to high-quality paediatric oncology training.

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Our Thanatology Project with Fuerza MEMO in Mexico

Cancer is a complicated topic which can feel overwhelming at any stage. For anyone, including those close to you, it can bring up feelings of negativity and uncertainty about the future.

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UK Aid Match visit World Child Cancer in Malawi

In May, Gem Clark, Fund Portfolio Manager for UK Aid Match, and Emma Hayward, Performance and Risk Manager for UK Aid Match travelled to Malawi to visit four grant holders: CBM Global, Sightsavers, UNICEF and World Child Cancer.

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Naa’s Story

We first met Naa in 2016 when she was diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumour at 7 years old. In 2021 the cancer returned and Naa underwent treatment again. She has battled cancer twice and is now back in school.

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Joseph’s update

We first met Joseph in 2019 after he was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Find out more how he is doing after his successful treatment.

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Kayin’s story

Kayin was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. He is now working as a carpenter and is feeling happy and strong.

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Trainee Paediatric Oncologist, Dr Beatrice

“World Child Cancer has made it possible for me to go and do my oncology training and that’s a very big thing…After my training I feel very passionate about trying to improve awareness and impact the whole system.” Dr Beatrice Chikaphonya-Phiri, a trainee paediatric oncologist in Malawi.

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Rebecca’s Update

Read more about our catch-up with Rebecca after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in Ghana six years ago.

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Meet Paediatric Oncologist, Dr Nihad Salifu

Dr Nihad Salifu shares her experience of training as a paediatric oncologist, supported by World Child Cancer

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Tiwo’s story

Five years after developing cancer and two years of treatment later, six-year-old Tiwo is doing well

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Hassan’s story

14-year-old Hassan from the Machinga district of Malawi was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) last year.

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Meet Dr George Chagaluka

Dr George Chagaluka is the only paediatric oncologist in Malawi

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Franklyn’s Story

Meet Franklyn, now 17, who is fully recovered from cancer and dreams of becoming a doctor to help others

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Meet Augusta

Child Life Specialist, Augusta Asiedu-Lartey, talks to us about the impact of Covid-19 on her work in Ghana

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Meet Belinda

Belinda is a teacher on the children’s cancer ward at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Ghana

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Meet Matilda

Matilda has been a teacher for 29 years and has spent the past nine teaching children with cancer on the day care ward at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Ghana

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Rebecca’s Success Story

Rebecca is now able to return to school after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in Ghana

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Meeting Bangladesh’s Nurses

Despite there being a huge strain on healthcare professionals throughout Bangladesh, the vital role of nurses like Nilufa, Lakshmi and Tuhin are often overlooked and undervalued

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My road to recovery

Prince went on to become a childhood cancer advocate and help many other children just like him when he recovered from leukaemia. Read More

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Estaphanie is excited to start university!

Meet Estaphanie, who is excited to start university after being forced to take time out of school following a cancer diagnosis

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Meet Bulu

Bulu is looking forward to following in his brother’s footsteps getting back on the football field

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Meet Oscar

Oscar was six years old when his mother noticed a swelling on his tummy and took him to a traditional village doctor

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