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 is dedicated to improving the quality of cancer treatment care for children in The Philippines

The Work We Do

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

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 with cancer to get the best-possible treatment and care. And by doing so, save thousands of lives.

Discover More Stories…

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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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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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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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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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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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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Together we can close the gap in childhood cancer care.