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 developed world survive. However, in developing 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 mission is to improve the rate of diagnosis, accessibility of treatment and quality of support for children with cancer, and their families, in the developing world.
Our vision is a world where every child, regardless of where they live, receives the best possible treatment and care and is able to realise their ambitions and dreams.
- We act for sustainable change
- We act with integrity
- We act collaboratively
- We act with kindness
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.