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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Nurses play a vital role in cancer care for children at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH). As with childhood cancer
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Nurse Pat is a Deputy Director of Nursing Service who now works at the Day Care Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (
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Dr Shwe Sin is the Medical Officer at Yangon Children’s Hospital in Myanmar, where she has worked for seven years.
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Lupita is the lead nurse at Hospital del Nino DIF in
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Enyo Asi Bosumpra is the Principal Nursing Officer at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH). Inspired by her aunt, Enyo
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Many families in developing countries, especially those living in rural areas, do not know about childhood cancer.
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Simon Bailey is Professor of paediatric neuro-oncology and consultant paediatric oncologist at the Sir James Spence

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