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.
Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
Find 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.
Find out how we’re working to provide financial, social and emotional support to families in need.
Survival starts with an early and accurate diagnosis.
Find 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.
Find out how we’re working alongside the WHO to raise childhood cancer survival rates to 60% and save a million lives by 2030.
Supporting children with cancer, and their families 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.
Madu tried multiple treatments for his headaches and cough that proved unsuccessful. After transferring hospitals, he was diagnosed with Leukaemia.Read more
Kayin was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. He is now working as a carpenter and is feeling happy and strong.Read more
Meet Aida – a Play Therapist in Malawi
Meet Aida Nkhoma. She shares the highs and lows of her job and how she became the first Play Therapist in Malawi.Read more
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.Read more
Read more about our catch-up with Rebecca after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in Ghana six years ago.Read more
Meet Paediatric Oncologist, Dr Nihad Salifu
Dr Nihad Salifu shares her experience of training as a paediatric oncologist, supported by World Child CancerRead more
Meet Dr Ella Amaoko
Meet Dr Ella, a paediatrician working in Cape CoastRead more
Five years after developing cancer and two years of treatment later, six-year-old Tiwo is doing wellRead more
14-year-old Hassan from the Machinga district of Malawi was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) last year.Read more
Meet Dr George Chagaluka
Dr George Chagaluka is the only paediatric oncologist in MalawiRead more
Meet Franklyn, now 17, who is fully recovered from cancer and dreams of becoming a doctor to help othersRead more
Child Life Specialist, Augusta Asiedu-Lartey, talks to us about the impact of Covid-19 on her work in GhanaRead more
Meet Nurse Chandra
Nurses, like Chandra in Nepal, play a pivotal role in caring for children with cancerRead more
Meet Nurse Nirmala
Nirmala is Head of Nursing at Kanti Children’s Hospital in NepalRead more
Belinda is a teacher on the children’s cancer ward at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), GhanaRead more
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 GhanaRead more
Rebecca’s Success Story
Rebecca is now able to return to school after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in GhanaRead more
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 undervaluedRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 diagnosisRead more
Bulu is looking forward to following in his brother’s footsteps getting back on the football fieldRead more
Oscar was six years old when his mother noticed a swelling on his tummy and took him to a traditional village doctorRead more