Our Stories

Meet some of the patients, families and teams who have inspired us in our work to ensure children with cancer in the developing world have equal access to treatment and care.
Latifa's story
Ghana

Latifa came from a large, loving family in Zoosali, a village in northern Ghana. She was just three years old when she developed eye cancer.

Latifa’s family first noticed that something was wrong when a white spot appeared in her eye. When traditional medicines and eye drops failed to work, Latifa’s parents took her to the eye clinic at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi where she underwent eye removal surgery.

The surgery cost Latifa’s family two months’ income, leaving them under severe financial pressure. Without enough money to pay for the

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Patients and Families
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5-year-old Chimwala is from the village of Makawa in the district of Machinga in Malawi. At the beginning of 2021, she
Patients and Families
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14-year-old Hassan from the Machinga district of Malawi was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) last
Patients and Families
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In August 2020, Kwende’s grandmother Asmaa noticed that her baby grandson was feverish and short of breath. She took
Agnes and her mumPatients and Families
22.02.21
Family support is vital for the survival of children like Agnes, aged 14, who comes from the Mulanje district of Malawi
Dr George ChagalukaHealthcare Professionals
03.02.21
Dr George Chagaluka is a paediatric oncologist from Malawi and oversees the paediatric oncology unit at World Child
Patients and Families
03.02.21
Wezi is a six year old from Chikwawa, about two hours south of Blantyre in Malawi. Wezi has Wilms tumour, a type of
Survivors
13.11.20
Franklyn was fourteen when he started to feel a constant pain in his leg. His mum also noticed that her growing teenage
Adric and his mumPatients and Families
27.10.20
Adric is five years old and from the Ashanti region of Ghana. He is the youngest of four children. His mum, Gyasi, used
Healthcare Professionals
01.09.20
Augusta Asiedu-Lartey is a Child Life Specialist at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, Ghana. She talks to us

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