We build and fund partnerships which link together hospitals in the developed world with childhood cancer units in developing countries. What makes these partnerships possible is that many of the world's leading hospitals, doctors and nurses give their time for free – training healthcare professionals around the world where they are needed most. This voluntary medical aid enables us to fund vital services and tools to ensure children and their families receive the support they need.
Direct Programme Support
It’s possible to save the lives of children with easily treatable cancers using relatively simple and inexpensive drugs and procedures. Alongside the voluntary medical aid provided through twinning partnerships, we fund essential medicines and supportive services which would otherwise not be available. These include chemotherapy supplies, nutritional supplements, transport costs, community awareness initiatives, medical equipment and essential staff roles. Key to our long-term strategy is working hard with our partners to raise the profile of children's cancer and advocate for governments to give more priority to childhood cancer. Part of this work involved advocating for a new World Health Organisational General Assembly Resolution to highlight the urgency of the issue.