World Child Cancer gives the gift of growing up to children in Bangladesh

4 April 2019

With its latest appeal, World Child Cancer is aiming to improve access to and the quality of cancer treatment for children in Bangladesh.

It is expected that more than 6,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer in Bangladesh this year and only a fraction will receive an accurate diagnosis due to the cost and inaccessibility of treatment.

The ‘Give the Gift of Growing Up’ appeal will raise money to train more doctors and nurses, provide essential support to families and empower nurses to improve standards of care and outcomes for children with cancer. Furthermore, as a UK Aid Match appeal, all donations to the appeal will be matched by the UK government.

‘Every one of us has been affected by cancer one way or another, be that a family member or a friend being diagnosed with the disease,’ says Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt.* ‘Thanks to the generous British public’s support to World Child Cancer’s UK Aid Match campaign, we can help more children in Bangladesh who wouldn’t usually have access to any form of treatment, to survive and reach their full potential.’

Find out more about the appeal here.

*Please note: This is an old article. The current Secretary of State for International Development is Anne-Marie Trevelyan .