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Nurses Wellbeing Pilot

World Child Cancer and the Sub-Saharan Nurses Wellbeing Group are running a pilot, offering free access to group support sessions with an experienced clinical psychologist

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Groundbreaking decision to include four childhood cancers on national health insurance in Ghana

This will cover the diagnosis and treatment of four common childhood cancers: acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), Burkitt lymphoma, retinoblastoma and Wilms tumour.

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An update on our project in Bangladesh

The UK Aid Match funded project, which is now at its midway point, aims to transform the lives of 7,800 children with cancer across Bangladesh by improving treatment, care and quality of life and access for those most vulnerable.

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First specialist Paediatric Oncology Nurses graduate in Ghana

17 nurses have graduated from the first specialist Paediatric Oncology Nursing Programme in Ghana. They were inducted as Associate Members of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives.

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London Global Cancer Week – Emotional Wellbeing Webinar

Join World Child Cancer and Soleterre for a webinar on addressing the emotional wellbeing of personnel working with children with cancer in LMICs

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Webinar: How corporate charity initiatives can bring purpose and engagement back to global remote teams while doing good for the world

Webinar on 17th June 2021 will focus on how you can increase employee engagement through corporate fundraising

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Email your MP: Reinstate the aid budget

The government has cut the aid budget from 0.7% to 0.5% of national income, meaning that aid spending will fall by a reported £4-5 billion this year.

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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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International Childhood Cancer Day 2021

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

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An update from Myanmar

A doctor working for World Child Cancer in Myanmar gives us an update on how the situation has impacted our work

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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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Improving Survival for Children with Cancer in Nepal

World Child Cancer’s new project with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital will lay the foundations for developing shared care in hospitals throughout Nepal

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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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Rebecca’s Update 2021

Read more about our catch-up with Rebecca in July 2021 after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in Ghana five 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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