A lack of awareness and understanding of childhood cancer is a major barrier to diagnosis for many children in Bangladesh.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and World Child Cancer has been generously supported by Lions Club International to help raise the profile of childhood cancer, particularly in the more remote regions.
30,000 leaflets have been printed showing the symptoms and they have been distributed throughout hospitals and rural communities throughout the country, helping educate people on what to look out for and where to go for help.
Lions Club volunteers have also aided with the distribution of the leaflets and manning a helpline, ensuring that even those in hard-to-reach areas have access to this vital information.
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