Early diagnosis saves lives.
World Child Cancer has worked with Medical Aid Films to create two short animations, to raise awareness of the early warning signs of childhood cancer. The films will be shown in Ghana and Cameroon, seeking to minimise late presentation of childhood cancer cases by reinforcing World Child Cancer training delivered on the early warning signs of childhood cancer.
They will be shown to primary and secondary healthcare staff, as well as in the wider community.
Early presentation and diagnosis leads to increased survival rates of childhood cancers in line with the WHO 2030 objective.
The community film aims to:
- Communicate the early warning signs and symptoms of childhood cancer
- Debunk myths, fears and spiritual connotations ascribed to childhood cancer
- Let people know that childhood cancer is curable if detected early
The film for healthcare professionals aims to communicate:
- The early warning signs and symptoms of childhood cancer
- That knowing the early warning signs of childhood cancer will lead to appropriate referral of cases, early detection and improved survival rates.