Most childhood cancers are curable. We know this because survival rates in the UK and Europe regularly top 80%. But for children in low and middle-income countries, the prognosis is bleak. With their chance of survival falling as low as 10%, every three minutes a young life is lost to childhood cancer.
The solution exists. The challenge is making sure that every child gets the diagnosis, treatment and care they need. Overshadowed by headline issues, it is easy for childhood cancer to slip down the list of public health priorities. Disease awareness is low. Opportunities for early diagnosis are missed. Referrals are delayed. And there are not enough health workers with the specialist skills to diagnose and treat the disease. It is children and families that pay the price.
Determined to balance this inequality, World Child Cancer works with local, regional and international partners in some of the world’s poorest countries to improve: treatment, early diagnosis, family support and advocacy.
Will you join us?
Together we can close the gap in childhood cancer care.
The Asia Programme Manager role will be crucial to the success and development of the charity. You will be responsible for the management and delivery of our work in Asia, mostly funded by FCDO, ensuring that our projects deliver on time, on budget and to high quality. You will manage the relationship with multiple partners and potentially build new partners. The successful candidate will contribute to seeking out further grant opportunities within the region, working closely with the rest of the programme team and the fundraising team.