Over 300,000 children worldwide develop cancer each year. If the disease is detected early enough, many of these children can be cured - 80% of children with cancer in the high income world survive. However, in low and middle income countries, survival rates can be as low as 10%, with many children dying without effective pain relief.
A reason for this inequality is that many children remain undiagnosed, or are diagnosed too late to be cured, due to a shortage of trained doctors and nurses in-country.
World Child Cancer is dedicated to addressing the disparity of cancer care for children across the world. We believe that every child, no matter where they are born should have equal access to the best possible treatment and care.
Our vision is a world where every child with cancer has equal access to the best treatment and care.
Our mission is to improve diagnosis, treatment and support for children with cancer, and their families, in the low and middle income world.
- Act for sustainable change
- Act with integrity
- Act collaboratively
- Act with kindness
- Act to keep children safe
World Child Cancer UK is a charitable trust registered with the Charity Commission in the UK.
World Child Cancer US and World Child Cancer NL are our partner charities. There is a single Global Programme Committee that approves and overseas all World Child cancer projects globally. World Child Cancer Global controls the Branding and Licensing agreement that all World Child Cancer organisations have agreed.