Cancer Care for Children in The Philippines

by World Child Cancer
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Cancer Care for Children in The Philippines
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Cancer Care for Children in The Philippines
Cancer Care for Children in The Philippines
Cancer Care for Children in The Philippines
Cancer Care for Children in The Philippines
Cancer Care for Children in The Philippines
Cancer Care for Children in The Philippines
Oct 16, 2020

Cancer Care for Children in The Philippines Oct 20

New infection prevention & control procedures
New infection prevention & control procedures

REPORT – GLOBAL GIVING – PHILIPINNES October 2020

Thank you for your support of World Child Cancer’s project in the Philippines. This year as for every country providing medical care has proven to be increasingly complex, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. For the Philippines however this was further jeopardised due to many people being displaced after a volcanic eruption in January, displacing many families. This consequently further weakened Mindanao’s poor resourced health structures.

World Child Cancer has supported five Shared Care Centres, where children receive treatment closer to their geographical location. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, World Child Cancer has supported the delivery of several interventions in order to ensure as little disruption occurred to children’s cancer treatment as possible. This included; the creation of COVID-19 guidelines and protocols at the main referral centre SPMC Children’s Cancer Institute, as well as educating families on infection prevention, and equipping Shared Care Facilities with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In addition, World Child Cancer helped provide transport from House of Hope for staff to enable them to continue service for families. Based on the SPMC hospital site, House of Hope offers accommodation and invaluable support to families whilst children undergo treatment. It helps prevent families abandoning treatment due to a lack of a place to stay and enables families to support one another through their children’s treatment. The accommodation has been particularly crucial this year as public transport ceased during lockdown. In order to ensure all medications were available during lockdowns, World Child Cancer also helped distribute medication to city borders where Shared Care Facility Workers could pick them up.

Another significant development is that World Child Cancer has partnered with Cancer Warriors Foundation, a Philippine-based organization for children with childhood cancer, to collaborate on a project aimed at supporting families of children with cancer in the Philippines who have been displaced because of the volcanic eruption in January 2020. Our support enabled children to keep accessing life-saving treatment.

Thanks to your support, World Chid Cancer can keep making improvements to Child Cancer awareness and treatment in the Philippines. From January to June this year 205 Children were newly diagnosed and able to access improved services at SPMC and the Shared Care Centres.

It is thanks to your support that we can continue to set precedents for the improvement of cancer care on Mindanao and in the Philippines. Thank you for helping to give children with cancer the gift of growing up!

Medical staff wearing PPE, Northern Mindanao
Medical staff wearing PPE, Northern Mindanao
Transport provided to House of Hope staff
Transport provided to House of Hope staff
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