World Child Cancer is comprised of a dedicated team of staff, trustees, patrons and programme committee.
Play Therapist, Malawi
Aida Nkhoma joined World Child Cancer in November 2021 at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital as a Play Therapist in Malawi. She provides emotional support to children during their various procedures by engaging them in various play activities to dispel their fears as well as to cope with the pain.
Before joining the team, Aida had four years of work experience providing psychosocial support to children and has a degree in Social Sciences from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College.
Aida loves following current affairs, listening to music and travelling to appreciate nature.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Ali joined World Child Cancer in 2023 in a part-time capacity. She has worked in marketing for nearly ten years with some recognisable household names. Her work consists of creative marketing practices including campaign management, copywriting, press, content creation and activation. Beautiful, considered and consistent content has always been a red thread through her work, and she is excited about the opportunities that World Child Cancer presents.
When not working for World Child Cancer, Ali also dabbles in prop styling. She has a degree in Ancient History and enjoys spending time in the garden with her whippet.
Ali is thrilled to be a part of the team and is honoured to share the stories of her colleagues and the children and families we support.
Individual, Events & Giving Manager
Anna joined World Child Cancer in April 2021 as Individual, Community and Challenge Event Fundraising Executive. Her work consists of supporting, communicating with and building lasting relationships with our wonderful supporters. Anna has worked in fundraising for the past seven years and most recently worked at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as a Challenge Events Manager. Anna has a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and spent two years working in Mexico before moving to London.
Anna is excited to be part of the World Child Cancer team, and to play her role in helping to save the lives of children with cancer.
Child Life Specialist, Ghana
Augusta is a Child Life Specialist and she joined World Child Cancer in September 2019 at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. She helps children cope at the hospital by engaging in fun activities and preparing them for various procedures so their fears are alleviated.
Augusta has worked with children over the years including assessing their behaviour in different environments to provide appropriate support to children. She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana.
Augusta loves to read, listen to music, and finds joy in interacting with children.
Regional Coordinator for Sub Saharan Africa
Ayire Adongo is Ghanaian Public Health Expert who worked with Ghana Health Service from 2000 to 2018 rising from the lower ranks at the Sub-district level to the national level as a Programme Manager for Child Health. In 2018, he joined WHO in Ghana as National Professional Officer (NPO) for Quality of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health. He also consulted for several organisations including jhpiego, USAID and UNICEF.
He joined World Child Cancer as Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa in October 2019.
Child Life Specialist, KATH Ghana
Bernice is a social worker who joined World Child Cancer in May 2023 as a Child Life Specialist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. She helps the children and their families at the hospital cope with life in the hospital by engaging the children in learning and playing activities as well as explaining the various treatments and Procedures they go through to reduce fear and anxiety.
Bernice has worked with children and their families for some years now in providing psychosocial support to them.
She has a degree in Social Work with Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Bernice loves to listen to music, read and interact with children.
Data Manager, KATH Ghana
Bernice joined World Child Cancer as a Data Manager at the Pediatric Oncology Unit of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi-Ghana in September 2019. With a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cape Coast, she currently is pursuing a certification in data analytics from ALX Africa.
Over the past years, Bernice has excelled as a Data Manager as she effectively utilizes her analytical expertise to extract valuable insights from large datasets to inform decision-making. She collaborates with the local team lead and other medical staff on specific study projects to optimize data workflows and implement data-driven strategies. Her clear and concise presentation of findings has facilitated effective communication with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Outside of work, Bernice is passionate about children’s health and a strong advocate of childhood cancer in her local community.
Programme Manager, Asia
Dipika joined World Child Cancer in July 2021. She has extensive experience in international development, including maternal and child health, water and sanitation, housing, and community development. She has been involved in various development projects in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, with expertise in project design, grant management, and monitoring and evaluation.
As a public health professional with a medical background, Dipika has a strong interest in health promotion and healthcare delivery in developing countries. Dipika has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Sheffield and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery.
During her spare time, Dipika loves reading, cycling, and hiking with friends and family.
Head of Trusts and Statutory Funding
Domitille De La Gorce
Domitille joined World Child Cancer in 2020 as Head of Trusts and Statutory Funding. Domitille has extensive experience in this field, having raised more than £5 million for the Red Cross in the past, for international and UK projects, from partners such as the European Commission, Comic Relief and the National Lottery. At the Red Cross, Domitille was passionate about supporting refugees and asylum seekers, and in particular helping reunite refugee families. At World Child Cancer, she is eager to use her skills to help children with cancer in under-resourced countries improve their chances to survive and thrive.
Outside of work, Domitille loves being a mum, walking in the countryside and travelling.
Programme Coordinator for Cameroon
Dr Glenn Mbah
Dr Glenn Mbah has worked as a children’s cancer nurse in Cameroon since 2010. He is a nurse trainer and leads the education and research committee of the Cameroon Nurses’ Association. Glenn is an active member of several committees within the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP).
Glenn has undertaken advanced training in civic leadership and strengthening health systems and capacities and has a PhD in paediatrics with a focus on paediatric oncology nurse training and advocacy. He found common interest in World Child Cancer’s mission to improve access to curative and palliative care for all children with cancer. One whose essence he can testify to, after 11 years of practice in paediatric oncology care delivery and service improvement in Cameroon, which is supported by World Child Cancer.
Outside of work, Glenn plays volleyball and football and is a die-hard Arsenal FC fan.
Data Manager, KBTH Ghana
Emmanuel joined World Child Cancer as Project Administrator in 2014 during the refurbishment of the Paediatric Oncology Day Care at the Department of Child Health, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
At present Emmanuel is the Data Manager for World Child Cancer, Ghana. He generates data that is used in planning for improved service delivery for the Paediatric Oncology Unit. Emmanuel also provides data management support to the local team lead and other medical staff on specific study projects.
Emmanuel graduated from the University of Cape Coast with a BSc in Psychology. With this background, he is also able to provide some psychosocial support to some of the caregivers who visit the daycare centre. He does this voluntarily knowing that hope is also an essential aspect of the continuation of cancer treatment. Emmanuel has an MA in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). In his spare time, Emmanuel enjoys watching and playing football as well as keeping up-to-date on local and international politics.
Finance and Operations Officer, Ghana
Eugene Kojo Asagba
Eugene graduated from the University for Development Studies, Wa in Ghana where he obtained a first-class degree in Integrated Business Studies. Eugene also has experience in field research through taking part in Field Practical Programmes which seek to ascertain the challenges faced by rural communities (health, education and access to basic needs) and recommend solutions.
Eugene enjoys field work and getting results through hard work. He is passionate about working hard to put a smile on faces. “One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others” – Lewis Carroll.
Ghazaleh joined the World Child Cancer Programmes Team in June 2022 as Programme Advisor for Myanmar and Malawi. She started her career in the international development sector after having worked in the investment banking sector of the City of London. As part of this transition, she also completed a master’s degree in Anthropology. She was fascinated by issues in Medical Anthropology concerning health inequalities, social and cultural factors in health & well-being in transnational and comparative contexts. Thus, she decided to join an impactful organisation that plays a key role in addressing such global health inequalities and is thrilled and proud to be a part of the World Child Cancer family.
Ghazaleh loves hiking and mountaineering and has climbed Mount Toubkal, Olympus, and Scafell Pike amongst others. During her spare time, she also enjoys photography, and ‘dolce far niente’.
Project Officer, Ghana
Heymanora Kutu joined World Child Cancer in April 2022 as an intern in the Ghana office. At the moment, Heymanora is the Programme Officer where she assists in the organisation of Childhood Cancer-related programmes and trainings.
Heymanora enjoys working for the charity and helping children with cancer survive and thrive.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, listening to music, and watching movies.
Programme Coordinator for Bangladesh
Jewel Ahmed joined World Child Cancer in March 2020 as the Programme Coordinator for Bangladesh. He is a development professional with over eight years of experience in stakeholder capacity development, monitoring work plans and budgets and project design. Jewel has also been involved in implementing Gender Based Violence (GBV) programmes, HIV/AIDS work, gender, social inclusion and humanitarian assistance projects. He has vast experience working in major organisations including BRAC, Action Aid Bangladesh, UNFPA, The European Commission and The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Jewel also has experience working across different government departments and agencies including work with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Bangladesh Police, HIV key populations, sex workers and their children, rural communities, refugees and school children and teachers.
Jewel is delighted to be a part of the World Child Cancer team, and to perform his role in helping to save the lives of children with cancer living in the developing world. When not hard at work, Jewel loves to cook and play with his children.
Jules joined World Child Cancer in January 2023 and has over fifteen years of fundraising experience.
Most recently Jules has been CEO of Penny Brohn UK and was previously the Director of Fundraising and Development at Above and Beyond Charity. She has extensive experience with cancer charities through her time at Young Lives Vs Cancer.
Jules is very excited to be leading such a passionate international team, who are working to raise the organisation’s profile and increase income to enable World Child Cancer to support many more children with cancer.
Programme Coordinator, Mexico
Lucia joined WCC in November 2022 as Coordinator for our Mexico program. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents from underserved communities through programs designed to support their education and social development with health components. Lucia graduated from Journalism and early in her career, working as a communications officer for an international charity, she became passionate about development issues and programming. She holds an MA in Education and Development from the University of East Anglia. She is enthusiastic about making WCC’s mission a reality in Mexico.
Outside of work, she spends her time playing with her daughter, reading, swimming and making pancakes.
Psychosocial Support Advisor
Megan Cruise joined World Child Cancer as Psychosocial Support Advisor in 2018 after spending a year volunteering in programmes across Ghana, Malawi and Myanmar. Megan is a trained counsellor with extensive experience and a passion for counselling young people who have cancer and their families. She spent ten years at the UK’s largest children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.
Having spent a significant amount of time directly supporting families who have a child with cancer in low-income countries, Megan has seen the enormous impact childhood cancer has on every aspect of family life. Whilst working at World Child Cancer she aims to increase families’ access to the emotional, practical and social support they so desperately need and deserve. She feels passionately about families receiving holistic care and about support for healthcare professionals who work with families, often doing highly stressful and emotionally challenging jobs.
Outside of work Megan enjoys travel, exploring new areas of London with friends, swimming and sewing.
Finance and Administration Manager, Bangladesh
Najimur Rahman has a Masters in Business Administrative (MBA) in Finance. He joined World Child Cancer with over three years of experience in the development sector. He started his career working with CACTS Limited, a software firm as a business development and marketing executive and then in Eastern bank limited in the retail banking section. After that, he started working with a national NGO called Mukto Akash as a Finance & Admin Officer, responsible for Project Chetona which was focused on Child protection, and funded by Save the Children International (SCI). He received different types of training on financial management, child protection, child abuse, and child safeguarding policy. His work within child protection included conducting different programmatic and financial auditing situational analyses in the southern area and capital of Bangladesh.
Najimur is leading several childhood cancer awareness and advocacy initiatives in Bangladesh that bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors and is particularly interested in research work for children with cancer. He hopes his education and work experience will allow him to make a meaningful contribution to improving public health in Bangladesh.
Najimur loves to sing, play cricket and spend quality time with friends and family.
Programme Manager, Cameroon & Mexico
Nathan joined World Child Cancer in January 2023, having worked in various roles in the international development and charity sector.
Nathan’s previous experience in programmes has primarily been in roles related to neonatal care in the UK and development projects in Madagascar. He is currently completing a master’s degree in Health and International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science alongside his role at World Child Cancer and holds a strong passion for supporting the development of non-communicable disease prevention and treatment services.
Outside of work, Nathan enjoys reading and supporting his beloved Cincinnati Bengals NFL team.
Finance Manager, Myanmar
Nwe Ni Khaing
Nwe Ni Khaing has been involved with charitable activities at Yangon Children’s Hospital in Myanmar since 2008. Having been an accounting Teacher before, she joined World Child Cancer as an accountant at Yangon Children’s Hospital in 2014. Among other things, she is responsible for cash flows and financial reporting.
Nwe Ni is passionate about helping patients and their caregivers, particularly when it comes to their mental health. Since 2017, she regularly organises breakfast, lunch, and dinner for patients and caregivers at Yangon Children’s Hospital. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. In her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter, crocheting and singing.
Director of Programmes
Piera first joined the team at World Child Cancer to take on the position of Statutory Grant Manager, with over ten years of experience in the International Development sector. During the eight years spent working in China, Mongolia, Kosovo, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Vietnam she has managed a number of donor-funded interventions – European Commission, USAID, UN and foundations, developing expertise in programme management, monitoring, evaluation and learning, gender and social inclusion.
Piera is very passionate about adult education and skills transfer and gained an MA in Education and International Development at the University of East Anglia in 2011. Therefore, she has a particular interest to contribute to World Child Cancer’s efforts to find sustainable solutions to improve the skills of healthcare staff in the developing world. As Statutory Grant Manager she managed World Child Cancer’s current statutory relationship and DfID grants in Myanmar, Ghana and Bangladesh. When not working Piera loves cooking, reading and spending her time with her family. Piera moved into the role of Director of Programmes in September 2017.
Country Coordinator, Ghana
Pinamang Boateng Desu
Pinamang is a self-motivated and results-driven development worker and public health practitioner, with over a decade of experience working on Public Health Projects. She has a lot of experience working with government agencies and local and international non-profit organizations. In these roles, she has contributed to improving health outcomes among underserved populations in rural and urban settings.
She is very passionate about issues relating to Public Health, specifically maternal and child health. Her organizational management skills have helped her lead teams and work collaboratively with people from multi-disciplinary backgrounds to meet deadlines consistently.
She holds a Master of Public Health degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
In her free time, Pinamang loves to spend time with her family and read. She is also a fan of the football club Arsenal.
Rebecca has a long history with the charity, having worked with the charity since 2008. Rebecca is a chartered accountant and prior to joining World Child Cancer, worked for PwC, Deloitte and for an international travel company.
Rebecca is responsible for overseeing the financial management of the charity and ensuring that all statutory and legal requirements are met. As well as looking after finance, Rebecca is also responsible for HR and Company Secretarial matters.
Rebecca is very motivated by the work of World Child Cancer having been personally affected by cancer. As such, she is thrilled to be working for an organisation making such a difference in the lives of children with cancer.
Programme Coordinator for Malawi
Richard Peter Sabawo joined World Child Cancer in March 2020. A high school teacher by profession, Richard’s expertise lies in project planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and grants management. He is also experienced in community engagement and training.
Richard is currently pursuing a Master’s in Global Health Implementation and is passionate about using his skills to empower the vulnerable and marginalized – in particular children and young adults. He shares World Child Cancer’s belief that every child with cancer, wherever they live in the world, should have equal access to the best possible treatment and care.
Programme Manager, Ghana
Roberta joined WCC in May 2021 with nearly four years of experience in Programme Management in International Development and the not-for-profit sector. She has worked with programmes funded by FCDO, EU, DCMS and foundations, focusing on delivering health campaigns, education programmes and inclusive political environments. Roberta is very passionate about redressing global inequalities and she has a particular interest in contributing towards sustainable childhood cancer care in Ghana and other low and middle-income countries.
Trusts & Foundations Manager (50%)
Sam has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over twenty years and has extensive experience in many types of fundraising work, including individual giving, events management, legacy giving, and major donor fundraising. In recent years, his focus has been on fundraising through charitable trusts and foundations, and he brings this experience into his role as the charity’s Trusts and Foundations Manager.
Sam has a degree in English literature, and in his spare time enjoys films, books, music and playing sports. He believes passionately in the importance of World Child Cancer’s work and is excited about having the opportunity to contribute to the charity’s success.
Programme Coordinator, Nepal
Samrat has a diverse range of experience working with community-based organisations, educational institutions, and international NGOs. He has previously worked at Transparency International Nepal, Transparency International Bangladesh, and S.O.U.L. Foundation based in Nepal, Bangladesh, and the U.S.A. respectively. Samrat has been involved in projects on South-to-South Exchange, Climate Finance, and Health Procurement, and has specialised in project management, coordination, communication, fundraising, and monitoring and evaluation.
Samrat holds a master’s degree in Sustainable International Development from Heller School of Public Policy and Management, Brandeis University, U.S.A, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Amity University, India.
Samrat enjoys travelling and exploring new places. During his free time, he loves reading news articles, watching football, and playing online games with his friends.
Regional Finance Manager, Sub Saharan Africa
Saviour Senanu Bruce
Saviour joined World Child Cancer as a finance manager for Ghana in March 2019 with over nine years of experience managing UKAID-, USAID-, GAVI- and SIMAVI-funded projects. Prior to joining World Child Cancer, Saviour was a finance officer for USAID Partnership for Education/Learning project. USAID’s flagship Learning project in Ghana is to support early-grade reading and literacy improvement.
Saviour also worked as a project accountant for a Behaviour Change Communication project on Malaria and Ebola funded by UKAID and an Immunization Project funded by GAVI Alliance and Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Project funded by SIMAVI.
Saviour has expertise in project financial management and reporting, internal and external audit and reviews, budgeting & budgetary controls, procurement and grant management.
Saviour is very passionate about his work and the contribution of World Child Cancer in the lives of children with cancer.
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Ghana
Seth Kwaning Kore
Seth Kwaning Kore is an accomplished Monitoring and Evaluation Professional with over 13 years of experience in implementing and monitoring development projects. Highly skilled in monitoring and evaluation of design projects, training facilitation and data collection, analysis and management, he joined World Child Cancer in 2020 as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Here, he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of M&E strategies, frameworks, and tools that will ensure accurate and timely information and feedback to stakeholders, for planning and conducting monitoring activities.
He has also worked on programmes funded by USAID, DANIDA, Global Fund and other foundations focusing on education, health, and disability. In his free time, Seth loves to watch football and keep up with current affairs.
Finance & Operations Officer, Malawi
Shareef is a motivated, results-driven professional with strong ethical values who has worked in local and international organisations for over eight years. He has vast expertise in accounting and management areas such as financial management, financial reporting, asset management, procurement, and logistics management, to name a few. In 2017, he got his bachelor’s degree in applied accounting from the Malawi College of Accountancy.
Shareef is currently in his final year of studies at the University of Malawi-The Polytechnic, pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Procurement and Logistics Management. In his free time, Shareef enjoys travelling with his family.
Project Support Officer, Bangladesh
Sirajul Islam Dipu
Sirajul obtained his graduate and postgraduate degrees in Public Administration from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh back in 2016 and 2017. In early 2018, he volunteered in an Emergency Response Programme of a national charity and later joined a research farm as a Field Supervisor on the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. By the end of 2019, he joined another research organisation, this time as a Field Supervisor on Comprehensive Drowning Reduction Strategies in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. Before joining World Child Cancer UK, Sirajul also worked as an Assistant Fundraising and Communication Officer.
At World Child Cancer, Sirajul has been holding various training events, attending parent awareness meetings in the Bangladeshi partner hospitals as well as compiling quarterly patient data and writing event and narrative reports. He considers himself to be a rover as he really enjoys travelling and goes sightseeing almost every month. During his free time, he loves to play cricket, his favourite ball game.
Programme Funding Manager (50%)
Stefan joined World Child Cancer in July 2021, having previously worked for WaterAid both in the UK and for the Mozambique country programme. Stefan has experience of working with a range of funders including statutory, trusts and foundations. He is particularly passionate about building a global and equitable international development movement and is excited about the mission of World Child Cancer.
Outside of work, Stefan is currently a part-time MSc International Development at the University of Edinburgh. He enjoys studying languages, travelling and hiking.
Steven has been a finance officer at World Child Cancer since November 2022. He previously worked in finance roles for two other charities. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the charity’s finances and accounting. This involves recording all income and expenditure, payment of invoices, assistance with budgeting and reporting and cash management. He reports this to the senior management team, trustees and other stakeholders.
Programme Officer, Cameroon
Yvonne is responsible for providing programme, finance and admin support for the Cameroon programme. She is also responsible for overseeing monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
Yvonne is very motivated by the work of World Child Cancer. She is passionate about closing gaps in childhood cancer care in low- and middle-income countries through improving access to treatment, training doctors and nurses and the provision of psycho-social support to children and families battling childhood cancer. She is thrilled to be working for an organisation making such a big difference in the lives of children with cancer.
Prior to joining World Child Cancer, she worked as Field Coordinator for the Closing Gaps in Healthcare for TB in Cameroon (CHECK-TB) project. She holds an MPH from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.