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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David was 11 years old when a growing tumour forced him to make the 24-hour journey to the home of World Child Cancer’s
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Professor Molyneux has worked in Malawi with her husband, a tropical medicine specialist, for over 20 years.
Healthcare Professionals
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Dr Francine Kouya leads the work at the Banso Baptist Hospital in the Northwest province of Cameroon.
Healthcare Professionals
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Prof Hesseling has had a long interest in improving treatment for children with cancer in resource-poor African
Healthcare Professionals
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Dr Mae Dolendo is the lead Paediatric Oncologist at the South Philippines Medical Centre, Davao City at the programme
Healthcare Professionals
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Professor Lorna Awo Renner is a lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Head of
Patients and Families
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Zwe
Zwe is 7 years old and she suffers from a brain tumour. She lives in a rural village in Rakhine Division in the north
Patients and Families
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Jasmine is 4 years old and is being treated for eye cancer in the Philippines.

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