Who do we help?

We are helping some of the poorest, most vulnerable children worldwide access cancer diagnosis, treatment and support. These children, and their families, struggle to reach appropriate care, and when they do, they then face the huge financial burden that a cancer diagnosis brings in developing countries.

How do we do this?

We develop twinning partnerships between hospitals in the developing world and childhood cancer hospitals in the developed world. Through these partnerships valuable expertise and knowledge is shared, in order to build the capacity and knowledge of local doctors and nurses. We also fund awareness programmes, advocacy with policy-makers, treatment costs, ward equipment, essential staff posts, alongside helping to build the resilience of families during an extremely difficult and uncertain time.  

 

Why do we do this?

In the developing world childhood cancer is often not diagnosed, diagnosed incorrectly, or is diagnosed too late for effective treatment to take place. A large percentage of children with cancer never reach a specialist centre to receive treatment. By raising awareness in communities and providing training for healthcare professionals we can change this. Investment in training through twinning programmes establishes a powerful partnership and enables local teams to access knowledge and resources, which increase their capacity to effectively treat childhood cancer.

Where we work

We are supporting 9 programmes across Africa, Asia, and central America. All of these countries face huge challenges trying to support children with cancer. We work closely with dedicated and skilled professionals in each of our partner countries who drive the development of quality cancer programmes.

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BangladeshWe are working in Dhaka whilst building professional capacity in 6 regional centres

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CameroonWe are working in 3 rural centres in the northwest and southwest of Cameroon

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Central AmericaThis programme covers 7 countries in the region with support for data management systems

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GhanaWe are working in Accra and Kumasi whilst also helping to develop satellite services across Ghana

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MalawiWe are supporting the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre

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MexicoWCC USA is supporting 2 hospitals; in Pachuca and Oaxaca

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MyanmarWe are working in Yangon Children's Hospital

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PhilippinesWe are working on the island of Mindanao, linking a satellite network of 5 treatment centres

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Wilms Tumour Africa collaborationCollaboration involving Malawi, Cameroon, Ghana, Ethiopia & Zimbabwe

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  1. Bangladesh
    We are working in Dhaka whilst building professional capacity in 6 regional centres
  2. Cameroon
    We are working in 3 rural centres in the northwest and southwest of Cameroon
  3. Central America
    This programme covers 7 countries in the region with support for data management systems
  4. Ghana
    We are working in Accra and Kumasi whilst also helping to develop satellite services across Ghana
  5. Malawi
    We are supporting the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre
  6. Mexico
    WCC USA is supporting 2 hospitals; in Pachuca and Oaxaca
  7. Myanmar
    We are working in Yangon Children's Hospital
  8. Philippines
    We are working on the island of Mindanao, linking a satellite network of 5 treatment centres
  9. Wilms Tumour Africa collaboration
    Collaboration involving Malawi, Cameroon, Ghana, Ethiopia & Zimbabwe

Our Stories

Meet some of the children and their families who have inspired us, as well as the committed medical teams, whom make our work possible.