World Child Cancer

World Child Cancer

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  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • International development

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World Child Cancer improves the diagnosis, treatment and support of children with cancer and their families in low and middle income countries. We achieve this via our twinning partnerships between hospitals in high income countries with those in low and middle income countries. These partnerships, together with staff training and mentoring, provide valuable expertise which builds the sustainable capacity and knowledge of doctors and nurses in-country. We also provide holistic care for families, support treatment costs, provide ward equipment and fund essential staff posts. In order to affect long term change, we also deliver awareness-raising programmes and liaise with policy-makers at home and abroad.

World Child Cancer helped over 6,400 children in 2018.


As well as the twinning partnerships, World Child Cancer has a holistic approach to supporting children with cancer. This includes supporting treatment costs, nutritional supplements, transport costs, advocacy initiatives (such as events and radio adverts to raise awareness of the early warning signs of cancer), medical equipment and essential staff roles.  

Finally, World Child Cancer also provides emotional support for children, families and healthcare professionals, and have previously arranged for qualified clinical psychologists to visit our programmes and provide voluntary support. With the help of volunteers World Child Cancer will be able to help us reach our ultimate aim, which is to support as many children with cancer in low- and middle- income countries, and their families, as possible. 

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