Following their trip to Dublin for SIOP, we were visited at the UK office by Francine and Glenn, a doctor and nurse from Cameroon, Dr Mae from the Philippines and Prof Lorna, Belinda and Joyce, a paediatric oncologist and two nurses from Ghana.
Each team gave the UK staff a powerful presentation on the projects in their countries which are supported by World Child Cancer. They focused on what World Child Cancer has helped to achieve so far, the challenges faced and what is left to be accomplished. For example, in both Ghana and the Philippines it is estimated that the hospitals in which our projects are based should see 1000 children with cancer per year but only 300 are seen. This means that awareness should be raised and capacity increased to ensure the missing 700 children per year are seen and can be treated.
The UK Office staff were moved and inspired by all three presentations and by meeting people so dedicated to improving the services for children who have cancer. To read more about our programmes in Cameroon, the Philippines and Ghana click here.