Pediatric cancer

Cancer is a leading cause of death for children and adolescents worldwide. 

A high number of deaths is due to lack of diagnostic, poor access to care, low rate of treatment compliance and high level of relapse. 

The situation is dramatic in low and middle income countries were the survival rate of children with cancer is 20% in low and middle-income countries*. 

 
  • Approx. 300,000 children aged 0 to 19 years old are diagnosed with cancer each year*
  • Only 20% of children with cancer are cured in low and middle income countries*
  • Most of pediatric cancers do not have a known cause

What Sanofi does…

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation set up the My Child Matters program in 2006 to give children the same chance at access to care, regardless of where they live. The program provides financial support, aid from international experts, mentor/mentee programs at the local level, and networking for project developers to share experiences and best practices.

The program contributes to building capacity at the local level in different ways, among others:

  • Training healthcare professionals
  • Creating and disseminating relevant information about childhood cancer (including cancer registries and epidemiologic data)
  • Encouraging earlier detection
  • Improving access to treatment and care

Discovery our My Child Matter project

Sources: 

*https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cancer-in-children, Accessed on July 30th, 2019 

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