Make a Change to a Child with Cancer in Africa
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Burkitt lymphoma is the most common childhood cancer in equatorial Africa. It is highly curable, yet, most parents cannot pay for the costs of treatment, including all the necessary tests. Accompanying their child undergoing treatment means a loss of family income and additional costs for food, accommodation, and transportation. Added to which some health care professionals lack training in managing this cancer and the side effects of treatment.
The International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) has designed a simple treatment plan for Burkitt lymphoma which can be safely delivered in most African hospitals. INCTR also trains doctors and nurses to manage children with this cancer. Working through INCTR our charity provides access to care for children with Burkitt Lymphoma in Equatorial African countries - Uganda, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania - by buying chemotherapy drugs and covering families' costs, including transportation, food and accommodation. It also provides training for doctors and nurses caring for these children.
How will this project solve this problem?
If left untreated Burkitt lymphoma is a fatal disease, but children who reach a hospital capable of giving proper care have a good chance of cure. This cancer is highly responsive to treatment, so results can be seen in a short time.
In Uganda, most people live on less than $1 a day and cannot afford cancer therapy. Thanks to the INCTR project, our hospital now provides free care and cures many children with Burkitt lymphoma.
- Dr. Valeria Calbi, Pediatrician
Funding Information see details here
Total Funding Received to Date: $22,245
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $27,755
Total Funding Goal: $50,000
Text 'CFBL11 £10' to '70070' if you want to donate £10 to support our Burkitt Lymphoma Treatment Programme.
See what your money can do here.
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