Each year, nearly 250,000 children and adolescents are faced with cancer, and 100,000 of them die.In industrialized countries, 80% of them can be cured. This figure falls to 20% or even 10% in a country with limited resources, and yet 80% of the children who are affected live in these geographies. The reasons are patent: lack of information, late diagnosis, and often difficult access to care and treatment. les.
To reduce these disparities, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation devised the My Child Matters initiative. In operation since 2006 with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and other partner organizations, this ambitious program provides financial support, aid from international experts, and in-country networking for project developers. It is one of the most important initiatives ever implemented to fight against pediatric cancer in developing countries.
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