Every child deserves the opportunity of a future. At World Child Cancer our aim is to transform inequality in cancer treatment for children in the developing world. We work to ensure that every child has the best chance of survival to ensure a brighter future. We have eight country programmes working in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Mexico, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam.
How do we do the work that we do? World Child Cancer funds training for healthcare professionals in our programmes to improve treatment. We train health workers to recognise the early warning signs of childhood cancer and to refer children quickly to specialist centres for treatment. We also do more than support the basic treatment of children with cancer, but also support families with the pressures and uncertainties that a cancer diagnosis involves.
Over the last 10 years, we have helped over 20,000 children to get better treatment. In some of our programmes, childhood cancer survival rates have increased to over 60 percent. We have only been able to achieve this due to the kind donations from our supporters.
We are choosing to fundraise for this campaign as we believe in the impact that this will have. By supporting World Child Cancer, £5 could pay for one week's worth of pain relief medication for 2 children with cancer in Malawi. £2,000 could pay for a healthcare team (including a doctor, nurse and physiotherapist) for one year to deliver treatment and care to children in a Dhaka slum, Bangladesh requiring palliative care support.
Please help us give children the gift of growing up.