In 2018, WHO launched, with the support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer, to provide leadership and technical assistance to governments to support them in building and sustaining high-quality childhood cancer programmes. GICC aims to increase the survival rate of children with cancer globally to at least 60% by 2030.

WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer - CureAll Country Showcase on the Road to 2030

On the occasion of International Childhood Cancer Day 2024, WHO convened representatives from GICC-engaged countries, official partners, and people affected by cancer in a stock-take session highlighting ongoing efforts to advance the prioritization of childhood cancer into national policies and programmes, and improve access to quality services for children with cancer across the six WHO regions.

The webinar was aimed at representatives from Ministries of Health of GICC-engaged countries, people with lived experience (children, adolescents with cancer, childhood cancer survivors, families, and caregivers), GICC strategic partners, including civil society groups, professional associations, advocacy groups, and NCD/Cancer focal points from WHO regional and country offices supporting CureAll Implementation. 160+ gathered to celebrate the special day.

View the webinar below, passcode: &48y?wk5

CureAll Country Showcase Poster Competition: Second Edition

Leading up to International Childhood Cancer Day on February 15, 2024, St. Jude Global worked with WHO to host the 2nd Global CureAll Poster Showcase. The CureAll Poster Showcase enabled participating countries to report insights and updates on respective activities as part of the GICC.

“As the WHO Collaborating Centre for Childhood Cancer, St. Jude has a unique role in helping implement the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer with WHO and other organizations and global agencies. We do this to achieve our dream for every child, everywhere, no matter where that child is,” said Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD, St. Jude executive vice president and director of St. Jude Global, in opening his remarks during the ICCD event.

Nineteen countries representing six WHO regions contributed eligible posters to the 2024 showcase, highlighting the great work happening in their respective countries and giving collaboration ideas to others.