Improve cancer care for 250 children in Malawi

 
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Improve cancer care for 250 children in Malawi

Improve cancer care for 250 children in Malawi

Malawian child cancer patients

Malawian child cancer patients
Child cancer patients at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre in Malawi

Ganizano - at time of diagnosis

Ganizano - at time of diagnosis
Ganizano was diagnosed with Burkitts lymphoma, the most common child cancer in sub-Saharan African. It is an aggressive cancer of the lymph system characterised by rapid swelling of the face, neck of abdomen. It responds well to generic chemotherapy - one session a week for a month.

Ganizano - half way through his treatment.

Ganizano - half way through his treatment.
Burkitts lymphoma responds well to generic chemotherapy drugs. This photo was taken two weeks after diagnosis and Ganizano's facial swelling has reduced significantly.

Professor Liz Molyneux

Professor Liz Molyneux
Project leader, Liz Molyneux

Young boy with Wilms tumour

Young boy with Wilms tumour
Wilms tumour is cancer of the kidney which causes swelling of the abdomen. It is curable in 50% of cases in Malawi with surgery and chemotherapy using generic drugs.

Patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital

Patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
Patients from the child cancer ward at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

Dr Trijn Israels from Amsterdam with a patient

Dr Trijn Israels from Amsterdam with a patient
Dr Israels visits the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital once a year for a week to conduct training workshops for healthcare professionals and to treat children.

Toys for patients from a corporate supporter

Toys for patients from a corporate supporter
Photo from Progress Report 'Malawian Child Cancer Project Report'

Microscope camera for faster diagnostics

Microscope camera for faster diagnostics
Photo from Progress Report 'Malawian Child Cancer Project Report'
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Organization

Project Leader

Rebecca Ross

London, Greater London United Kingdom

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