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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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Chelsea Countdown: March Update

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

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Bringing Care Closer to Home in Cameroon

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

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Highlights from ICCD2024

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

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Together we have supported 690 children in Malawi: Project Completion

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

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‘Closing the Cancer gap’ for children with cancer in Nepal: Project Completion

In September 2023, we completed our three-year programme in Nepal, working to support children with cancer and their families.

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Giving ‘The Gift of Growing Up’ to children with cancer in Bangladesh: Project Completion

In September 2023, we completed our three-year programme in Bangladesh, working to support children with cancer and their families.

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A Sports Day Celebration at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi

Our team orchestrated a special Sports Day for young cancer patients. Join us in celebrating their strength and spirit outside the hospital.

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Recapping 2023: Our Year in Review

As 2023 comes to a close, World Child Cancer reflects on the impactful work and significant events that have defined this remarkable year. From the BBC Radio 4 appeal to forging new partnerships, we’re taking a moment to highlight the key moments that have shaped our journey.

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Our Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2023 Highlights

Join World Child Cancer in reflecting on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM)! Together, we collaborated with our partners to shed light on the impact of paediatric cancer. Each week focused on specific themes, fostering global support for children and families facing this challenge.

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MRA’s Compassionate Gesture: Shielding Hope in Malawi’s Pediatric Oncology War

Support for World Child Cancer’s mission can come from anyone and in all shapes and forms.

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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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In conversation with UBS Optimus Foundation

‘When an organization such as World Child Cancer receives philanthoropic support, it initiates a chain that touches numerous lives, potentially for generations.’

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I ran the London Marathon for World Child Cancer!

In April 2023, supporter Ryan Naidoo ran the London Marathon for World Child Cancer and has written this blog on his experience.

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Thanks to support from Bristol Myers Squibb

Celebrating what has been achieved through the independent grant provided by Bristol Myers Squibb to World Child Cancer.

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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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MBC TV Visit Our Team In Malawi

We were extremely grateful when Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), the country’s largest public television station, expressed interest in featuring our Pediatric Oncology ward and conducting interviews with our team, including our Advocacy ambassador, David Thomas.

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Internship in Fundraising and Marketing with World Child Cancer

Ever wondered what it’s like to be an intern at World Child Cancer? Find out what our current interns think! World Child Cancer offers flexible internships throughout the year.

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The Current State of Cyclone Freddy in Malawi

Cyclone Freddy struck Malawi hard in recent months, destroying entire communities, washing away people’s homes, and killing hundreds of people and livestock. The number of people killed by Cyclone Freddy this year was the greatest to ever be reported in Malawi’s history of cyclones.

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Annual Ambassador Dinner with World Child Cancer

£110,000 donations raised at our 2023 Ambassador Dinner – thank you to all our ambassadors and sponsors!

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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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Mental Health Conference

Mental health is a crucial aspect of the care offered by World Child Cancer, yet gaps in existing practice require that more can and should be done to tailor our aid programmes.

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Myanmar Nutrition Webinar

World Child Cancer is actively extending its support to healthcare providers in Myanmar by conducting a series of webinars in the latter part of May and early June.

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UK Aid Match team visit to Bangladesh

In January, UK Aid Match Fund Director Sarah Donachie, accompanied by Fiduciary Risk Officer Bridget Hall, and FCDO colleagues Bruce Reilly and Nicola Currie for the Open Societies team, visited Bangladesh to see how three fund projects were getting on.

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Thank you Sarah! Our programme intern shares her experience.

Our lovely Programmes Intern, Sarah, has come to the end of her internship with us here at World Child Cancer. We asked her to share a little about her experience of working with our programmes team.

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Thank you for reducing child mortality in Malawi whilst increasing wellbeing and quality of life

The UK Government and the British People raised over £360,000 with World Child Cancer for childhood cancer in Malawi. Find out what has been achieved so far

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Our Programme Advisor and Psychosocial Support Advisor visited Malawi

Last year, our Country Programme Advisor Ghazaleh Kad and Psychosocial Support Advisor Megan Cruise visited Malawi to gain a direct insight into the people and projects that World Child Cancer supports in the country. During their visit, they also provided training to staff and attended home visits for cancer patients and their families.

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Graduation of Second Associate Paediatric Oncology Nursing Programme in Ghana

World Child Cancer are celebrating the graduation of 12 nurses from the second specialist Associate Paediatric Oncology Nursing Programme in Ghana. With funding from the UBS Optimus Foundation and training delivered by the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives, the programme supports the early diagnosis of children with cancer, followed by evidence-based therapy and supportive care.

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London Global Cancer Week 2022

London Global Cancer Week 2022 brings organisations together to raise awareness and act as a catalyst for change.

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Closing the Cancer Gap in Nepal progress​

Read about the great progress being made in Nepal as we reach the midway point of our ‘Closing the Cancer Gap’ three year project, which aims to improve quality of childhood cancer care for over 1,000 children in Nepal

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Bristol Myers Squibb Collaboration

Collaboration leads to positive social impact as seen between World Child Cancer and Bristol Myers Squibb – supporting training for over 500 healthcare workers in Ghana and Cameroon…

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World Child Cancer to partner with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to improve access to quality childhood cancer services across Africa

Supporting the continued development of childhood cancer services in countries where survival rates…

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Palliative care for every child who needs it: Five years in Bangladesh

Celebrating five years of palliative care in Bangladesh

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Helpware joins forces with World Child Cancer to launch The Helpcare Foundation

With the goal of reversing the shockingly low survival rate in low and middle-income countries…

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World Child Cancer Support Training Paediatric Oncology Pharmacists Ghana

World Child Cancer is working with its partners in Ghana to upgrade the Paediatric Oncology Unit of the Child Health Department of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

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Helping Partner Hospitals in Bangladesh During COVID 19

As the world now finds itself in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, World Child Cancer is stepping up to provide further assistance for those who need it the most

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Heroes For Kids

A successful gamers online streaming giving back event, to help improve the quality in care and treatment for children with cancer around the world

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Patron Caitriona Balfe takes on the 2.6 Challenge!

Our incredible Patron Caitriona Balfe has once again gone above and beyond to support children with cancer, and their families, around the world!

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Standing Together on World Cancer Day

Central Cancer UK and World Child Cancer gets together for World Cancer Day

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Medical Volunteer with World Child Cancer

Read about Paediatric Histopathology Biomedical Scientist, Shanice Brown’s first time volunteering abroad where she chose to lend her skills to support children in Myanmar with us

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The Work We Do

Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. A right enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. That’s why World Child Cancer is working to improve the availability of high-quality treatment and care.

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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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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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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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