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.

Dr Mae Dolendo

Paediatric oncologist, The Philippines

The Work We Do

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

We do this by:

  • Opening ‘Shared Care’ centres that bring treatment closer to home
  • 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 get the best-possible treatment and care, no matter where.

Discover More Stories…

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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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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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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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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Dr Ella Amaoko Designation Dr Ella Amaoko has set up a childhood cancer satellite unit at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH), under the guidance of Prof Renner, Dr Segbefia and Dr Salifu as part of World Child Cancer’s Shared Care programme. LEARN MORE
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Together we can close the gap in childhood cancer care.

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