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About World Child Cancer

World Child Cancer About Child Cancer World Child Cancer was established in 2007 to improve curative and palliative care for children with cancer in the developing world. Put simply, we treat children with cancer not fortunate enough to live in the developed world. And where treatment isn’t possible, we provide effective pain relief. We do this by twinning our network of international hospitals and volunteer specialists with teams on the ground. The great thing about this is, not only do we provide access to expert treatment, we also help build local knowledge. To find out more information please visit our website www.worldchildcancer.org OVERVIEW OF CHILDHOOD CANCER: - Approximately, 200,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. - Childhood cancer is curable in around 80% of cases in developed countries but in developing countries the survival rate is often less than 10%. - Many childhood cancers can be cured in low and middle income countries with inexpensive drugs and simple procedures which have been known to doctors for decades. - However, most children with cancer in these countries are either not diagnosed or fail to get adequate treatment - that means 100,000 children die unnecessarily each year. Worst still, many die without any effective pain relief - something that would be considered unacceptable in the developed world. Imagine a child dying of cancer in Germany, France or the UK only being given paracetamol as pain relief...or perhaps, nothing at all. CURRENT PROJECTS: - Our projects span the globe with projects in places like Colombia, Cameroon, the Philippines and Malawi - World Child Cancer has secured funding from the UK Government to extend the projects that the charity supports in BANGLADESH and GHANA - We are currently trying to embark on an awareness campaign within both diaspora communities across the UK and the developed world. - It is crucial to us that we extend the message that CHILDHOOD CANCER IS CURABLE - We are a small charity and we want to extend the hand of friendship to community groups, individuals, schools, hospitals, government agencies and others to not only spread the word about World Child Cancer and our mission but to gain further insight into attitudes, policies and the future of diaspora in the UK.
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