Earlier this month World Child Cancer helped facilitate the delivery of essential hospital equipment to Hospital Regional Rio Blanco and Hospital General Xalapa in Veracruz, Mexico.
In low-and-middle income countries such as Mexico, childhood cancer survival rates can be as low as 10% with many children never receiving an accurate diagnosis let alone any form of effective treatment. With a full container worth of essential medical equipment, the new materials will be a huge boost as we aim to give more children with cancer the gift of growing up.
Dr Tristan Flatt, World Child Cancer's twinning lead for Mexico, and Dr Lilia Garcia, World Child Cancer's Country Coordinator for Mexico, were in attendance when receiving the delivery. Dr Garcia commented;
“The donated items will allow patients to have better beds and diagnostic equipment to make their path to recovery more comfortable.”
“100% of the children treated at the Rio Blanco Veracruz hospital will benefit from the new equipment and for doctors and nurses it will be easier to carry out their activities when counting on what is sorely needed.”
The equipment was donated by Project Cure and after a lengthy planning process will be of huge benefit to the patients and staff in Mexico. You can help support children with cancer around the world by donating today. Every gift you make before 30th June 2019 will be doubled by the UK government, meaning your support goes twice as far