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“My Child Matters”: fighting childhood cancer

Surviving until the age of five for a child with cancer varies from 10 to 80% depending on the country’s resources.

“My Child Matters” is a Sanofi Espoir Foundation initiative started in 2006 to improve the survival rate of children with cancer in limited-resources countries.

Run with the support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Société Internationale d’Onco-Pédiatrie (SIOP), the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the Franco-African Paediatric Oncology (GFAOP) and the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) an other organisations, this program aims at strengthening the abilities of the health local teams.

In 10 years the program has supported 45 projects in 33 countries on 3 continents (Africa, Asia, Latin America).

“My Child Matters” projects take multidisciplinary approach to providing training for health professionals, coupled with building professional networks and and psychosocial support for health professionals, children and their families.

 

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