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Children with Cancer in Malawi

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"Children with Cancer in Malawi” was established in 2005 by members of the Newcastle Paediatric Oncology clinical and research teams, to help provide essential care for children with cancer who attend the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi.

Malawi is one of the smallest countries in Africa, and one of the poorest in the world. The average life expectancy is 40-45 years. Not surprisingly, government healthcare is focused on HIV, malnutrition, TB, but not cancer. Children in the Oncology Unit of the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi are cared for by a small but dedicated team. Many children will not receive effective treatments but despite this, cost-effective therapies have been developed which cure about 50% of children with Burkitt’s lymphoma, the most common childhood cancer in Malawi. We currently help to fund essential drugs and three nurses. The Oncology Unit depends on our funding and any small donation will help. For instance, a donation of £50 is enough to fully treat a child with cancer in Malawi.

Charity No: 1111112

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